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ARTICLE: Current economic woes make Summer Food Service Program more important than ever . Program provides nutritious meals to young people throughout the state.Because, you know, all struggling families are blowing their money on junk food when they can't afford other foods.
Davis:The implication suggests that during a recession, parents don’t give their children nutritious food. The reverse may be true. During hard times, many families find it even more important to pull together. Families may economize by choosing to not waste hard earned dollars on potato chips, ice cream, or Twinkies. Perhaps some families will buy more beans and chicken and less sweets.
ARTICLE: School’s out, but the need for children to get nutritious meals doesn’t take a summer break.Because no one really knows what makes a nutritious meal, and parents should decide on their own without any help, at all, ever. I hear rats have a lot of protein...
Davis: Is school the only place a child can get a nutritious meal? Parents have good reason to dispute the idea that their children will not receive a nutritious meal if they are not in a government institution. Who should be the one to pass judgment on what defines a nutritious meal? I represent many fine families in District 19 and I am proud of all of them for doing what is best for their children.
ARTICLE: With the current economic downturn, Missouri’s Summer Food Service Program will be needed more than ever this year, state health officials say.FFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFF:explode:
Davis: They are using a “crisis” to create an expansion of a government program. Parents naturally love their children and enjoy caring for their children just as much as ever during an economic downturn. Most parents put their children first, even ahead of themselves no matter what. If parents are laid off, that doesn’t mean they stop feeding their children, at least not any of the parents I know. Laid off parents could adapt by preparing more home cooked meals rather than going out to eat.