12:00am

Tue May 29, 2012
Health, Science, Environment

Today on Your Call: What's in store for the future of the food stamp program?

On today’s Your Call, we’ll have a conversation about the new documentary Food Stamped. One out of eight Americans are on food stamps. There are 2.6 million in California . That’s more than ever. The average allotment is about a $1.20 a meal. Americans support doubling food stamp benefits. Is it possible to get enough food on a dollar a meal? What will it take to reverse this trend? It’s Your Call with me, Rose Aguilar, and you.

Guests:

Yoav Potash, an award-winning filmmaker, writer, and social justice advocate

Shira Potash, a certified nutrition educator and project manager for Kaiser Permanente’s national employee wellness program, Healthy Workforce. In her private nutrition practice, Sprouts Nutrition, Shira works one-on-one with clients of all ages to guide them towards optimum health. 

Web Resources:

Screening, Thursday May 31, 7pm: Ninth Street Independent Film Center

Food Stamped: a documentary film by Shira Potash and Yoav Potash

AP: Farmers markets getting money to take food stamps

Robert Reich, CSM: Obama is no 'food stamp president'

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