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Posted: Tue Jun 01, 2010 5:09 pm
by Jungledoc
That's what John the Baptist ate. Of course, he added honey.

Re: People Chow

Posted: Fri Jun 01, 2012 8:35 am
by bbgrower
I'm new to this forum, found it via google "People Chow". I know it is an old topic, but I have had this idea for some time myself. I do think a great product could be developed (but why involve the government?!). It is such a great idea that private enterprise should be able to develop and sell this product with great success world wide. I think some of the recently developed protein bars are trying to get there. But this would be a completely healthy, tasty food that provides all the components that nutrition scientists identify as needed for a healthy human diet (assuming this is possible, which I think it is), and which has a reasonable shelf life not requiring refrigeration or cooking. Ideally there could be different "flavors" and as with pet foods, there probably would be an ingredient that makes it especially palatable. Correct serving size information would be provided.

Here is a list of potential uses in addition to the food stamp idea and others already mentioned:
- quick lunch or snack at work
- any meal when you don't have time to prepare something
- way better than any breakfast cereal on the market
- perfect diet food for weight control
- hiking/camping food
- emergency food when disasters strike
- the only food served in prisons

Re: People Chow

Posted: Fri Jun 01, 2012 9:09 am
by KenDowns
When a friend of mine came to the New York City area for the first time, I introduced him to the potato knish as a "food unit", which is how I've always thought of it. One square of food. Need more food? Consume more units. Need flavor? Add mustard.

Re: People Chow

Posted: Fri Jun 01, 2012 2:17 pm
by stuward
bbgrower wrote:I'm new to this forum, found it via google "People Chow". I know it is an old topic, but I have had this idea for some time myself. I do think a great product could be developed (but why involve the government?!). It is such a great idea that private enterprise should be able to develop and sell this product with great success world wide. I think some of the recently developed protein bars are trying to get there. But this would be a completely healthy, tasty food that provides all the components that nutrition scientists identify as needed for a healthy human diet (assuming this is possible, which I think it is), and which has a reasonable shelf life not requiring refrigeration or cooking. Ideally there could be different "flavors" and as with pet foods, there probably would be an ingredient that makes it especially palatable. Correct serving size information would be provided.

Here is a list of potential uses in addition to the food stamp idea and others already mentioned:
- quick lunch or snack at work
- any meal when you don't have time to prepare something
- way better than any breakfast cereal on the market
- perfect diet food for weight control
- hiking/camping food
- emergency food when disasters strike
- the only food served in prisons
You could use Lara Bars, saurkraut or pemmican and all would work but they're completely different and would likely appeal to different people. If you have n nutritional experts, you will have n different opinions as to what constitutes a "healthy human diet ". The criteria "a reasonable shelf life not requiring refrigeration or cooking" eliminates almost all other healthy food.

Re: People Chow

Posted: Fri Jun 01, 2012 2:25 pm
by KenDowns
stuward wrote:If you have n nutritional experts, you will have n different opinions as to what constitutes a "healthy human diet ".
Nope, n+1. They have to have a manager.

Re: People Chow

Posted: Fri Jun 01, 2012 2:56 pm
by stuward
KenDowns wrote:
stuward wrote:If you have n nutritional experts, you will have n different opinions as to what constitutes a "healthy human diet ".
Nope, n+1. They have to have a manager.
And if you have m journalists, that makes (n+1)m possible interpretations of the perfect diet.

Re: People Chow

Posted: Sat Jun 02, 2012 12:26 pm
by Ironman
Then lets say you have X people's comments on the journalists articles.

(n+1)mx

Then we can multiply by the value V I place in the commentary.

(n+1)mxv=0

Re: People Chow

Posted: Wed Jun 06, 2012 10:14 am
by Jungledoc
Yeah, but what about the experts who have more than one opinion? We can't all be internally-consistent all the time!

Re: People Chow

Posted: Sat Jun 09, 2012 6:05 pm
by jlmoss
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Re: People Chow

Posted: Sat Jun 09, 2012 6:26 pm
by stuward
"Potato chips and soda are relatively affordable, accessible and filling.

“You can buy calories very cheaply, but it’s hard to buy nutrition cheaply,”"

Re: People Chow

Posted: Sat Jun 09, 2012 7:54 pm
by jlmoss
Sort of enforces the people chow thing. lol.

Re: People Chow

Posted: Sun Jun 10, 2012 5:16 pm
by Jungledoc
Here at our hospital we've just lately gotten something called "Plumpy Nut" bars. They have a consistency that is a little thicker than peanut butter, and a flavor that is mid-way between peanut butter and chewable vitamin tablets. Sort of chemically-tasting. They are intended to provide extra protein to kids who are protein-malnourished. They are supplied by the Clinton Foundation, in case anyone can think of a fitting joke at this point. There is very little calorie deficiency here, as there is plenty of rainfall and plenty of land for gardens. But some kids get plenty of calories from veggies, but little protein. Some kids seem to like the Plumpy Nut, others refuse it. It seems a bit like the People Chow idea, except that it's a bit heavy on the protein. Baby Chow.