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Healthy food choices when shopping at Wal Mart?

I read in a log that this person had gone to Wal Mart to shop for healthy food choices. this is a great idea, because their prices are so cheap. I'm looking for ideas- and am I better off shopping at whole foods and buying 365 brand products?

Tue. Apr 17, 11:27am

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Walmart does have deals! The salad bags go on sale 2/$4, the canned beans are a great price, and the produce can be good too. Lettuce heads, tomatoes, apples, onions, potatoes, etc. Those are usually at great prices. I shop at Publix (don't know if you have Publix near you, its kind of an upper-end grocery store..tends to be a bit more expensive than walmart) But I still get amazing deals at the expensive stores. I just look for the sales! Right now they have bagged lettuce 99cents/bag and red seedless grapes 1.99/lb. They also carry the organic items that Walmart doesn't have.

Tuesday, April 17, 2007, 11:34 AM

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However wal-mart does nothing for the general psychological and moral health of anyone, so how can it ever be a "healthy" choice?

Tuesday, April 17, 2007, 1:34 PM

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well it's certainly healthy on the budget for some of us.

Tuesday, April 17, 2007, 2:02 PM

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Just curious-

"However wal-mart does nothing for the general psychological and moral health of anyone, so how can it ever be a "healthy" choice? "

Have I missed something lately about Walmart being a bad company?

Tuesday, April 17, 2007, 2:16 PM

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Wal-mart kills small business. Without small business, we all work for a few monopolies that are designed to pay many people very little and pay the few people at the top very much. Have you heard the the "gap" between the rich and poor is getting greater and greater?

Don't let that little smiley-face fool you. Wal-mart is not good for anyone.

WAKE UP! How long will America keep sleeping?

2:16, where have you been? You've missed a lot!

Tuesday, April 17, 2007, 2:33 PM

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I'm a big Walmart shopper! I know the store fairly well. Here are somethings:

eggs are usually just over a dollar
big thing a low fat or fat free yougurt for smoothies is 2.50 or so
Frozen fruit for smoothies are like 1.75
12 grain bread is 1.50
feta is pretty cheap
petas pretty cheap
bag a chicken breast are like 6.00 (don't get any othe rmeat there)
box of their brand of whole grain crackers are 1.00
their brand of crystal like like 2.20 something
baby carrots always cheap
bag of edames is like 2.00

all in all i find their prices are always just a little cheaper. :)

Tuesday, April 17, 2007, 3:11 PM

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It's called captialism. That's what our economy is based on. Economies of scale and so forth. Generally you can shop at a smaller shop and get better, fresher, more authentic... whatever or you can shop at a big chain. I don't personally ever see a mom and pop shop go out of business cause Walmart came to town the stores it really hurts are Target, Shopko, Walgreens, Hy-Vee, Kroger... etc. The big stores that don't like the go as cheap in competition at Walmart.

And at least where I live Walmart pays better than the other local big name grocery/shopping places. So I'm sorry but I shop at Walmart I save myself money so I can spend more on other things... or heaven forbid save some money, and I ignore the propoganda machine.

Tuesday, April 17, 2007, 3:12 PM

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Brainwashing is a beautiful tool...

Tuesday, April 17, 2007, 3:16 PM

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to 2:33

I live in small town and we just got a Walmart about 2 years ago. (nearest other one is the next town over) I have not seen one small business close down since the walmart opened. The 2 fresh produce stores are still open, the fruit stands on the side of the road are still there every weekend, the swartz truck still makes it's weekly deliveries, etc.

Walmart also offers benefits- vacation, health insurance- to their employees. Most of the other stores around here do not.

from 2:16

Tuesday, April 17, 2007, 9:18 PM

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You can choose where you work so If you do not like the pay dont work there. They also employ several older, slow, and non educated people which most other companies wont regardless of EO. I save tons of money there so therefore I do not need such a high paying job simply to make ends meet

Wednesday, April 18, 2007, 4:29 AM

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