Lettuce Beet Hunger!

It all started in a popular chain clothing store (which shall remain nameless). One of their summer tees said, “breakfast, lunch, dinner” with cliche images of a doughnut, a slice of pizza, and a taco. My first instinct was, “this is neither cute, nor funny”. It’s not that I don’t eat these foods myself now and then, I just didn’t get the humor in encouraging 3 meals of processed food. I love foody shirts, but if I were to wear one, what would it be?

I wanted something I’d be comfortable wearing around my teenage girls and that others would not find offensive. My point in making and wearing them was to start a fun conversation about food. With all the fad diets and food shaming, I wanted people to feel “lighter” when they wore them. I worked with a few graphic designers for the images and the puns are straight out of my head. We came up with Lettuce Beet Hunger as the shop name.

Lettuce Beet Hunger is meant to “take a bite” out of food insecurity. A portion of each purchase supports those with food insecurity by providing counseling, programs and nutrition education in the Cincinnati area. The food puns are original ideas and designed to be silly and simple.

How you make a difference: When you wear, give or share a food pun shirt or swag, you support our mission and spread awareness of food insecurity in our community. Some tees and cards are available at the Civic Garden Center Gift shop, Kennedy Heights Arts Center gift shop and online. Look for Sound Bites Nutrition at various farmers markets and festivals like Earth Day, too.

Food pun tees and swag make great gifts for chefs, dietitians, nutritionists or frankly, anyone that enjoys food and has a good sense of humor. I literally wear one daily and always get a chuckle when someone reads them.

Several items are print on demand. Shipment has been delayed due to COVID19. Delivery may take up to 2-3 weeks after order. I appreciate your patience


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