Gwynnie is consciously uncoupling from those expensive healthy foods
Gwyneth Paltrow, purveyor of kale-based smoothies and red meat-free, gluten-free living, will eat on a Supplemental Nutritional Assistance Program budget of $29 a week.
The actress is taking part in the campaign #FoodBankNYCChallenge promoted by chef Mario Batali, which aims to put pressure on America’s Congress to redress the cuts that have been made to New Yorkers’ food stamps, otherwise known as SNAP.
Often criticised for being out of touch with the average Joe (her Christmas gift guide included a $995 cashmere blanket), she posted her food stamp shop on Twitter, which included gluten-free tortillas, limes, a dozen eggs, black beans, kale and an avocado (to name a few).
However, the actress seems to have fallen at the first hurdle, despite her earnest attempt at 'walking in their shoes'.
Twitter then ate her alive
It doesn’t stop there.
In the article No Gwyneth, busy mothers can’t live on lettuce, limes and beans, The Telegraph points out that the Hollywood A-lister’s grocery list would amount to fewer than 1000 calories a day – about half of what the NHS recommends for a balanced diet.
However, if Paltrow’s picture of a week's worth of lettuce and black beans got people talking about food stamps, then however misguided she may seem...perhaps it's mission accomplished.