Free Summer Meals for Kids   Recently updated !

Kids look forward to summer break as a time for fun! But for parents that rely on free or reduced school meals, the break can be a burden on the family’s food budget. Feeding a growing child can be challenging enough, but when the food budget is stretched even further […]

Meal Planning Benefits 1   Recently updated !

Whether you’re a stay at home, or a working parent, figuring out what’s for dinner can be frustrating and stressful. Meal planning is a great way to help relieve not only stress, but also save money and time. In addition, meal planning is a great way to keep you and […]

Federal Free and Reduced Meal Programs

The federal government has many food programs that help people of all ages receive adequate nutrition, but several programs are geared specifically to children. Public schools, non-profit private schools, and residential child-care institutions are eligible to participate in the National School Lunch Program and the School Breakfast Program. These programs offer healthy meal options to children and aim to increase the availability of fruits, vegetables, and whole grains served at the school.

Reducing Food Waste

In the U.S., over 37 million tons of food are wasted each year. That’s a lot of food that ends up in landfills instead of on plates! Most people probably don’t realize how much food they are actually wasting. The sliced bread that got moldy before you finished it; the […]

Save money on baby food

    Last week we discussed the impact of a new baby on the amount of money families spend on food for its newest member. The cost to feed a baby adds up quickly, and can range from approximately $100 – $175 per month.[1] Such a big increase to a […]