Eating Well on a Budget
We hope you find ideas here to help you and your family eat well within your budget.
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Saving at the Grocery Store
Reducing Food Waste in the Home (audio file)
Budgeting and Grocery shopping lesson plans and other online resources for children, youth, teens and adults
Lesson ideas for using math at the grocery store for elementary school students, at http://www2.ed.gov/pubs/parents/Math/grocerymath.html
FUNdamental Finance for Farmstands, Lesson 1, Hill of Beans is a good budgeting lesson for youth
A lesson plan on general budgeting basics for middle and high school students, along with a household budget simulation game, at http://senseanddollars.thinkport.org/spending/budgetbasics.html
A lesson on family food budgeting for high school students presented with nine teaching options, at http://www.uen.org/Lessonplan/preview.cgi?LPid=17139
A lesson plan where teens are given a description of certain families to plan menus and grocery shop for, then answer lots of various questions about the activity, at http://www.educationworld.com/a_tsl/archives/03-1/lesson020.shtml
Other info for adults to use in teaching children about money: http://www.themint.org/parents/grocery-store-as-classroom.html and http://www.themint.org/parents/the-grocery-store-challenge.html
Info describing the steps to take to plan a food budget, and how to save money when grocery shopping and cooking meals: http://www.extension.iastate.edu/foodsavings/page/what-you-spend-now
Getting Help with Buying Food
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