An info graph that the client would be able to use.
This one’s numbers may not be entirely accurate because REAL research was not conducted, but it is a good average estimate. This info graph also allows people to see their limits on each category of items that the pantry offers. These are the core categories but we know they also have hygiene supplies as well as spices, etc.
Also, because the field had so mud trouble inserting, i resorted to taking a screenshot of it from the website:
There are many healthy substitutes that can be used making brownies. In our garden at home, zucchini always grows rapidly all at once leaving us with a surplus of zucchini — so we make EVERYTHING with zucchini. Zucchini sliced up can be used in brownies instead of eggs or oil. Of course, made form scratch brownies would be much better because we really don’t know what’s in that powder box mix.
Duncan Hines Yellow Cake Mix:
Sugar, Enriched Bleached Wheat Flour (Flour, Niacin, Reduced Iron, Thiamine Mononitrate, Riboflavin, Folic Acid), Vegetable Oil Shortening (Partially Hydrogenated Soybean Oil, Propylene Glycol Mono- and Diesters Of Fats, Mono and Diglycerides), Leavening (Sodium Bicarbonate, Dicalcium Phosphate, Sodium Aluminum Phosphate, Monocalcium Phosphate). Contains 2% Or Less Of: Wheat Starch, Salt, Dextrose, Polyglycerol Esters Of Fatty Acids, Partially Hydrogenated Soybean Oil, Cellulose Gum, Artificial Flavors, Xanthan Gum, Maltodextrin, Modified Cornstarch, Colored with (Yellow 5 Lake, Red 40 Lake).
Think about making a cake from scratch usually consists of vanilla extracts, flour, etc but only maybe 11-12 ingredients. Never would you say, oh we need a teaspoon of Polyglycerl Esters of Fatty Acids. NEVER. So even if it is desert, its still healthier.
Aside from the evils of boxed desert mixes, i think (and I wouldn’t mind spending a few dollars to purchase and prepare) we should prepare brownies three different ways. One from box mix with typical ingredients, and either, one from box w/ substitute ingredient, or one made from scratch. The variations will need to be discussed ith the class and what they would prefer. The idea is to compare the different tastes to prove that substitues can produce the same results, and/or that homemade produce much better results. This comparison is also something I would like to incorporate at the Ram Pantry.
for more information on the breakdown of whats in box mixes see here:
My second idea was to evaluate some of our own eating habits! I, personally, am a commuter and find myself eating a lot. With our assignment from the other day, to evaluate our favorite meal eating out I can stop thinking about this every time i purchase something out. This morning, I purchased a Fiji water from Wawa. I thought what is added to this water to make it 2.29?? I remember in high school when i preferred the water, but I hadn’t had it in a while. I really only purchased it because i prefer the size and shape of the bottle to refill and haul around. Turn out, after googling it that these water bottle cause a lot of controversy (Which you will be able to read about on my blog soon)> Currently I am drinking a monster (no sugar/zero calorie.) I drink these very often— before every shift to be exact. I think it’d be interesting to research odd and end products we consume everyday aside from focusing on fast food meals. The class could then com are and further awareness on a lot of different products. The more our lass is educated the better we can help our clients.
Why is Fiji water 15¢ a liter?? False advertising encourages consumers to purchase the product and flaunt around the pretty, square-shaped bottle.
Today, i bought a Fiji water at Wawa having not had one since around middle school time. I’ve been making efforts to go back to drinking water and not so much soda, so I thought, I’ll buy the fiji water so I’ll have the big bottle to refill throughout the day.
Apparently, the water comes from the islands of Fiji through, and from the bottom at that. The company has been sued previously for claiming that the water is carbon-negative.
The carbon negative campaign was fueled by Fiji’s drive to create a more environmental sound way to package and transport the water. However- this is false advertising.
“But nowhere in Fiji Water’s glossy marketing materials will you find reference to the typhoid outbreaks that plague Fijians because of the island’s faulty water supplies, the corporate entities that Fiji Water has set up in tax havens like the Cayman Islands and Luxembourg, or the fact that its signature bottle is made from Chinese plastic in a diesel-fueled plant and hauled thousands of miles.” (mercola)
While I didn’t find specific issues with the water that Fiji exports, I did question whether I want to buy and support a company that has malicious intents and exports water for profit from a country that’s residents hardly have access to filtered water.