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Smart Shopping

Grocery Shopping

Entering the grocery store with a shopping list in your hand is helpful to stay on budget. We’ve got extra tips for doing even better. See the resources below for guidelines and tools for smarter shopping.

Other Recommended Resources

My Shopping ListUnited States Department of Health and Human Services — A ready-made shopping list for a healthier you.

Spend Smart, Eat SmartIowa State University Extension Service — How to navigate the three easy steps to healthy meals: plan, shop, and eat. Includes recipes in Spanish.

Better Meals With Better Planning: Plan to ShopeXtension.org — A step-by-step guide for getting the most out of your trips to the supermarket.

Food Shopping and Meal PlanningNutrition.gov; United States Department of Agriculture — Resources to utilize the MyPlate guidelines, find local farmers' markets, planning healthy meals, and more.

Fruits and Veggies More Matters — Information on the benefits of fruits and vegetables. Includes planning and shopping tips, recipes, and more.

Lesson Plans for Teaching About Purchasing Food (1.2 MB PDF— Sample lesson plans and worksheets for teaching others about purchasing food on a budget. Uses Dollar Works 2 resources.

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