Volume 8, Number 1
Eating Well on a Budget
Linda Rellergert, MS
Nutrition & Health Ed Specialist
University of Missouri Extension
With food costs
rising during these hard economic times, it is often difficult to
purchase good, wholesome foods while on a budget. Supermarkets today
are filled with food choices, but many of them are not so healthy.
With a little planning, it’s possible to
purchase a variety of healthy foods and not go over your budget.
Here are a few suggestions.
||Make a shopping list. If you stick to
the grocery list, you are less likely to purchase items you
already have. You are also less likely to forget any
necessary food items.
||Review supermarket advertisements.
This helps ensure you are spending less by purchasing more
items that are on sale.
||Don’t shop when you are hungry! You
are much more likely to make impulse purchases on less
nutritious items that may cost more.
By: Camila E. Fletcher, Dietetic Intern, Bureau of WIC and Nutrition
Department of Health and Senior Services