I feed my cat slightly snooty food. Not handmade by local artisans, but not the stuff that regularly goes on sale for 3/$1 and is made of ‘meat by-products’ (muskrat tails?) and woodchips (probably). It means that, this week, I will be spending more on Hamish than on myself.
I always did say that he eats better than I do. He’s a prince, even if I catch him drinking out of the toilet sometimes.
I’ll do a report on what I ate today later because, well, it’s 8:11 and I haven’t eaten anything. I’m boiling soaked-overnight chickpeas for supper later. I’ll have my oatmeal once I get to work. For now, I’m drinking a big mug of hot water with a pinch of ground ginger and a pinch of brown sugar (approximate cost, about 2 cents). It’s not tea, but I kinda like it (for now).
One Live Below the Line’s associate organizations is the Micronutrient Initiative. Their mission, in case it wasn’t obvious from their name, is
‘To ensure that the world’s most vulnerable – especially women and children – in developing countries get the vitamins and minerals they need to survive and thrive.’
Avoiding malnourishment is not just a matter of eating enough calories, after all. Deficiencies in Vitamin A, zinc, and iron are especially common and can be very dangerous.
If you don’t want to read tomes about their work, here’s a game they created to highlight nutritional problems in specific regions, and what they are doing to help.
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