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Eat Right When Money's Tight

30 Ways in 30 Days to Stretch Your Fruit & Vegetable Budget (PDF | 544 KB)
A tip a day to help you stretch your fruit and vegetable budget for National Fruits & Veggies-More Matters Month.   Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

 

Nutrition Assistance Resource Guide and Supplement
This guide includes a list of federal nutrition assistance programs, eligibility guidelines for each program, and resources to access more information about the program. It also contains educational resources for individuals struggling to make ends meet. Its companion includes contact phone numbers for each program by State and Indian Tribal Organization.   USDA. FNIC. SNAP-Ed Connection.


 10 Steps to Help You Fill Your Grocery Bag Through SNAP

Offers tools to help you learn if you or someone you know might be eligible for SNAP. Also available in Spanish and as a printable PDF (57 KB).    USDA. Food and Nutrition Service.


 

Basic Foods for Cupboard, Fridge & Freezer: Create Your Own List!

A "starter list" of basic foods that can be combined and recombined in a variety of new, delicious (and nutritious!) ways. Also available in PDF (172KB).   University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension.


Manage Your Food Dollars Wisely

A collection of web-available, print-ready nutrition education materials focused on food resource management, includes shopping tips, food budgeting handouts, thrifty cooking ideas and more.  USDA. NAL. SNAP-Ed Connection.


Money for Food

The Money for Food Curriculum is designed to help families with limited resources become more food secure. The series of 12 lessons teach meal planning and food resource management skills. Individual lesson plans and support materials are available in PDF format online.   University of Wisconsin Extension. Wisconsin Nutrition Education Program.


Eat Well for Less Web based Learning: Stretching Food Dollars

Eat Well For Less is a series of self-paced, web-based learning modules offering ideas about how to meet some of the challenges of running a household. The modules are available in English or Spanish. The program's goal is to share useful information about how to plan healthful meals, prepare tasty, low-cost foods that are quick and easy, and make food dollars last through the month.  Oregon State University Extension Service.


Low Cost Recipes 

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


Shopping for Health and Budget

Food and Health Communications

This handout explains how to balance the budget and your health while shopping.


Hot Topics A-Z--Food Resource Management

Statistics, Reports, General Information and online tools relating to Food Resource Management for SNAP-Ed providers and other nutrition educators.   USDA. NAL. SNAP-Ed Connection.


Spend Smart. Eat Smart.

Web site offers consumers information to help them build the skills and knowledge necessary to make or buy affordable, healthy meals.   Iowa State University Extension.


Squeezed by Rising Food Prices?

This handout contains tips on how the consumer can save money at the grocery store, when eating out, when eating at home, and when eating at work.   University of Missouri Extension.


Supermarket Savings: 16 Tips that Can Total Big Bucks (PDF | 364 KB)

Includes 16 easy tips that can total over $2,000 of savings yearly. An example is given for each with the potential savings from spending less and/or avoiding uneaten food (and lost grocery money).   University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension.

   

 

 
 

 

Low Cost Recipes 

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

 

 

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