Who is worthy of good food is the question posed here. I have spent long stretches in hospital and as a vegetarian have had to fight the kitchen for anything past salad. This is something to consider.

Vittles 6.9 - The Food of Care Homes by @demarionunn vittles.substack.com/p/vittles-69-t…
Right now 22% of Americans are over 65. How many will end up in nursing homes? How many of the millions with #COVID will become permanently disabled? Also there are 81M #disabled Americans of all ages. How many are in care homes? What is the food like?
When my dad had a sudden catastrophic stroke during lunch one afternoon, he went from being a vibrant, handsome older man with a wife 25yrs his junior to paralysis and a nursing home. The stroke left him completely paralyzed on one side of his body and on a feeding tube.
He had to be taught by a speech pathologist how to swallow again, so he could at least eat soft foods and not choke to death. I thought a lot about the deprivation of not having good food--his wife was a very good cook. We really should care about these things: who deserves what.

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