The $21 A Week Experiment

 - May 17, 2007   Updated: Apr 13 2011
References: washingtonpost & boingboing.net
Two American lawmakers are putting their money ($21) where their mouth is. They're trying to survive for one week on the US standard food stamp rations. That means they're trying to get by on $1 per meal. Both congressmen are blogging about their experience and it doesn't look like it's going very well.

Implications - Apparently, the $21 worth of stamps a week really doesn't provide the proper amount of food that you should be ingesting in your system each day. Of course since this is rationed food stamps, it's hard to get all the proper food groups into one meal. Therefore maintaining a healthy diet is pretty much near impossible in this challenge.