A pound of beans costs less than a dollar as well as rice as well as flour as well as sugar. Locally grown veggies and chicken are very very affordable as well. Impored refried beans which are full of saturated fats costs much more than making them at home. Sweetbun = sugar and carbs, not good for the kids anyway.
Homemade beans, fresh veggies, a whole grilled snapper (don't forget the Marie Sharpes) = yum for less than $5BZ.
I would not have children unless I could afford it understanding inflation. Keep it local and make good wholesome home cooked meals. Fortunately we are not addicted to fast food and microwave dinners here. Obese people are the minority here unlike our fat neighbors to the north. So while we may be poor in wealth we are rich in health.
GROUND FOOD FOR LIFE!