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Eating Well on a Budget

We hope you find ideas here to help you and your family eat well within your budget.

Eating Healthy doesn't have to be expensive. ChooseMyPlate.gov gives you many options!

Saving at the Grocery Store

Do Your Part to Prevent Food Loss

Reducing Food Waste in the Home (audio file)

Cooking on a Budget

Entertaining and Eating Out on a Budget

Grocery Shopping on a Budget

Saving on Fruits and Vegetables

Saving on Protein Foods

How to Understand and Use the Nutrition Facts Label

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

A lesson plan on how to eat healthfully on a budget

A lesson plan on cooking on a budget

A lesson plan on comparison shopping-teaching guide and student activities

Essential Living Skills

Teaching about Purchasing Food

A lesson plan about how to plan healthy meals on a budget

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

Dining on a Dime newsletter

Eat Right When Moneys Tight

Meeting Your MyPlate Goals On a Budget

Tips for how to stay within you food Budget

Living on Less

101+ Ways to Save Food Dollars

Recipes for thrifty households

Getting Help with Buying Food


Food and Nutrition Assistance Program--USDA

Commodity Supplemental Food Program (CSFP)

Kansas Food Resources

SNAP-Ed Connection

Women, Infants and Children (WIC)