Mary is a 35-year-old female present in your office due to poor dentition and obesityElectronic Benefit Transfer card. She has been basically living on mashed potatoes, juice, eggs, cheese, and meatloaf for the past 2 months due to her poor dentition. She only eats 2 meals a day because she dislikes breakfast. She has called the dentist, and made an appointment to go next week. She generally shops at the local discount grocery store that accepts the Electronic Benefit Transfer card. She has to feed herself and 3 children and receives only $800.00 per month from the supplemental food program.
She wants to know how she can eat well with this small amount of money and how the doctor can expect her to lose weight. Her height is 5’3″ tall and weight is 158 pounds.
Based on the amount of money she receives to purchase food, create a 1 day menu (including breakfast, lunch, and dinner) for four people and indicate how much each meal would cost.
What diet (supplements can be included) and exercise recommendations would you have for her to lose weight on her limited food income and poor dentition?