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Search The Recipe Database 
Favorite dishes from appetizers to main course, ethnic dishes and more. Includes nutritional facts and costs of meals, and translation to Spanish.

Search the database of healthy living and delicious recipes provided by the US Department of Agriculture.   Build your own online cookbook, free.  


Assorted painted fruits on colorful backgroundEat Smart, Live Strong:  Nutrition Education for Older Adults 

In March of 2008, the Food and Nutrition Service (FNS) released Eat Smart, Live Strong, an intervention designed to improve fruit and vegetable consumption and physical activity among 60-74 year olds participating in or eligible for FNS nutrition assistance programs. The intervention can support the efforts of program providers and communities in delivering nutrition education to a growing number of low-income older adults.  Get your free kit and information from the US Department of Agriculture.

Eating Healthy on a Budget

Eating healthy doesn't have to cost more. Use these tips and materials to help you make choices that are not only healthy but also economical.   USDA. Center for Nutrition Policy and Promotion.


Thumbnail of fact sheet.Eat Right When Money's Tight Tip Sheet (PDF | 1.5MB)

This tip sheet, created by SNAP, provides information on how to shop for a nutritious diet while on a low-income budget. Also available in Spanish (PDF|419KB).   USDA. FNS. SNAP.


Low Cost Recipes 

Over 100 nutritious recipes costing less than 25 cents per serving from the Recipe Finder database.  USDA. NAL. SNAP-Ed Connection.


A Person Washes Their Hands in a SinkFood Safety Tips:   Proper handling instructions for meat, poultry, eggs, dairy,   




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