Changes in the American diet during the past 3 decades

Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics. Credit: Lam Thuy Vo / NPR

Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics. Credit: Lam Thuy Vo / NPR

With the notion that Americans have started to move toward healthier diets, the reality sets in for those who are interested in self sustaining lifestyles for how everyone else chooses to keep riding the track of processed food consumption. This article over @ Mother Jones gives good insight on just how we have spent our money on foods, and the plummeting prices (in adjusted dollars) since 1982. An interesting read.

This graph is just one they use to provide the facts behind the point.

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Ever try Pine Needle Tea

Pine Needle Tea

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Information on how you can help the Newton CT community

I found this post this morning, and felt it contained information important enough to share:

Susan Noble
Due to a comment I saw which I found upsetting in regards to fundraisers and donating to the Families of the Children whom died I called and just spoke to Kathy the Secretary to the Superintendent of Schools in Newton Connecticut.

She said cards notes of support can be sent to the School address itself. She said many friends of the families are setting up fundraisers outside of the state as well. She also gave me the number of a bank in town working with the United Way where they are collecting donations the money collected will be divided up amongst the families.

The Address for donations is
SandyHook School Support Fund
c/o Newtown Savings Bank
39 Main St
Newtown, CT 06470

The address for the school is where cards, letters, teddy bears anything for the siblings can be sent for the families:
Sandy Hook Elementary School
12 Dickinson Drive,
Sandy Hook, CT 06482

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