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Healthy bodies

Eat smart

Learn the basics of healthy eating to help you feel more confident, be a good role model, and manage your waistline.


Shop and save — Stretch your food dollars with our tips and resources. English | español

Farmers markets — Get tips for shopping at farmers markets on a budget. English | español

In the kitchen

Food preparation — How to use kitchen equipment, prepare produce, cook legumes, and more.

The recipe box — Quick, simple recipes using easy-to-find ingredients that work in even the tightest budgets.

Putting the 'healthy' back in snack foods for kids — Give your child healthy, filling school-day snacks that taste good and are easy on the budget. English | español

Cook up a delicious holiday — Plan your holiday meals to help minimize the stress they can cause to your body or your budget. English | español

Save money and the environment by reducing food waste — Learn how you can reduce food waste by planning menus, shopping smart, understanding food dating, and finding new uses for leftovers. English | español

Related resources

— Show these short videos at your food shelf to increase awareness of common foods.

AnswerLine — Looking for reliable, research-based answers to your everyday questions? Call AnswerLine today: 1-800-854-1678.

Sanitation and illness — Learn about common foodborne illnesses and how to avoid them.

Cooking: SNAP-Ed ConnectionU.S. Department of Agriculture — A collection of materials on cooking, including cooking basics, cooking with limited resources, and healthy low-cost recipes.

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