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$50 Food Project Image 1
Jean-Marie Lee, Digital Photo, 2016

PLOGS BELOW (JML's Poetic Commentary)

This photo is of 2 weeks supply of food to feed myself
2000 calories a day according to the USDA Food Pyramid.
The food expense was $64.00 and was purchased from a grocery
store on a bus route. I use a monthly bus pass so my transportation
expense was only $2.40-- thus bringing the total of purchasing groceries
to $66.40. My monthly rent including all utilities is $700,
which roughly calculates to $23.00 a day for housing one person.
So, just to provide food, shelter, and transportation for myself (adult female)
a day in the USA is approximately an expense of $29.50.

Adult Male
male age 19 to 30 need 2400 to 2600 calories
male age 31 to 50 need 2200 to 2400 calories
sedentary male over the age of 50 need 2000 to 2200 calories

Adult Female
female age 19 to 30 need 2000 to 2200 calories
female age 31 to 50 1800 to 2200 calories
sedentary female over the age of 50 need 1600 to 1800 calories

Pregnant Women
1,800 calories per day - first trimester
2,200 calories per day - second trimester
2,400 calories per day - third trimester

Child
male or female age 2-3 needs 1000-1400 calories per day

Adolescent
male or female age 4-8 needs 1400-1600 calories per day
male age 9-13 needs 1800-2200 calories per day
female age 9-13 needs 1600-2000 calories per day
male age 14-18 needs 2400-2800 calories per day
female age 14-18 needs 2000 calories per day

Calories by Age
www.webmd.com/diet/estimated-calorie-re?

Food Pyramid
www.cnpp.usda.gov/FGP

Nutrition and Illness
www.angelfood.org/site/PageServer?pagen?

XOXO! JML

In honor of Saint Maria Goretti
On her Feast Day July 6, 2016
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