Dollar Salad Simulation

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Spend is an online game simulation that is used to teach and raise awareness about people in poverty and who are homeless. This game allows you to see what some people have to go through in order to survive and make ends meet in a month on such little pay. You start by choosing your job, and once you have your job you are given three hundred and six dollars a week depending on your job and a thousand dollar budget. Each day you are faced with a challenge in which you must decide where your money is best spent. Throughout the month you must pay bills, get groceries, take care of your children or child, and handle any unexpected event that may be thrown your way, such as like home repairs. The game allows you to feel how stressful it is trying to choose what is important and how it can take a toll on your Heath. This simulation allowed me…show more content…
The easiest to me had to be the scenario about leaving your lunch at home and having to find an alternative. Your choices were a one dollar hamburger and a six dollar salad. We all know that the salad is healthier choice, though it's more expensive, but the best choice in this scenario would be the burger because it was the cheapest and so you save money. It is sad to say, but a lot of people have to make this choice and suffer from a lot of health issues because of it but, its understandable why they make these choices.“Americans who live in the most poverty-dense counties are those most prone to obesity based on reviews of poverty and obesity rates across 3,139 counties in the U.S. He cites the suggestion that individuals who live in impoverished regions have poor access to fresh food.” (Levine, 2011, p.2667) Healthier choices are expensive, which causes and some people have no choice but to eat fast food which is one of the major causes of
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