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Shopping – Budgeting
Healthy Living in Touch Economic Times pdf NEW
The nutritional, physical, and financial aspects of economic-related stress are discussed, along with recommended coping strategies.
Supermarket Savings: 16 Tips that Total Big Bucks
Discover how you can save money shopping for groceries without cooking everything from scratch, packing your purse with coupons, or purchasing foods in season. Includes a link to a related PowerPoint® and video.
Save Some Green by Going Green with Your Grocery Shopping
Learn some easy steps you can take right now for shopping a little greener and adding a little extra green to your wallet!
Basic Foods for Cupboard, Fridge and Freezer: Create Your Own List!
Save time and money shopping by using this basic list as the beginning point in planning meals. Includes a handout you can print and take shopping.
Additional Food Budgeting Resources
U.S. Average Cost of Food at Home - Four Cost Levels (Source: USDA Center for Nutrition Policy and Promotion)
Food Plans represent a nutritious diet at four different cost levels.
Shopping – General
How to Interpret Can Sizes
Some favorite older recipes may call for can sizes such as a Number 2 or a Number 303 can. Here's a chart to help you determine how these correspond to current can measurements.
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