NUTRITION & HEALTH
Eating well on a budget
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, its 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 Services, Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services.
Contact: Linda S. Rellergert, MS, Nutrition & Health Education Specialist, RellergertL@missouri.edu.