A Charlottetown woman on social assistance who gets $400 worth of Boost every month wonders why she can’t convert some of the liquid drink vouchers into dollars for groceries.

Crystal Kennedy, 34, stands about five feet, two inches tall and weighs a mere 90 pounds.

Kennedy has seen her weight plummet by roughly 30 pounds since being diagnosed about two years ago with fibromyalgia, which causes fatigue and chronic muscle pain.

For the past two years, the government has been picking up the tab for Boost nutrition drinks that were prescribed by Kennedy’s doctor.