Monday, August 1, 2016

Can A Family of Four Live on Food Stamps?

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Janet Harrah, provided. 
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Janet Harrah is a Senior Director, Center for Economic Analysis and Development at NKU. She's also a Fort Thomas resident.

Harrah is studying whether or not food stamps can provide adequately for a family and she, her husband and two children are living by that budget for a year.

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She's 6 months into the experiment. We asked her:

- Why do this?

- What does she eat in a typical day?

- Is the best deal always in line with the most unhealthy?

- How much time does she spend preparing her food now?

- What's been her biggest challenge?

- What does her family think?

We also talk other NKY economic issues:

- Regionalism - is it good for NKY?

- How is NKY doing? Campbell County doing against its regional competitors?

- How do we get NKU students to spend money in Fort Thomas?

- What does the 2020 jobs outlook look like?

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