Gwyneth Paltrow is going to eat on $29 for a week. But does her math add up? More importantly, is she practicing what she preaches?
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Actress Gwyneth Paltrow has stirred up more nutrition-related controversy with a photo she tweeted showing how far $29 a week will go for Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) recipients, pledging to eat only that amount of food to bring attention to that federal program. We did some...

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