Month: February 2012

Some vegetables remain affordable throughout the year – regardless of the growing season

No matter what time of year it is, or which growing season, there are some vegetables that are always affordable.  During the summer and fall months, grocery stores have produce bins that are overflowing with locally-grown, in-season produce.  During the winter months, many of these same bins are empty or filled with packaged or canned[…] Read More

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Finding out where you can use SNAP benefits is only a click away

If you’re like me, you probably have store reward cards for most of the grocery store chains near your home, to help stretch your grocery dollars through weekly sales and checkout-lane coupons.  When I fill out an application for a grocery store reward card, here’s what is important to me: How far is a store[…] Read More

Getting MyPlate ideas to your family’s table is about being able to purchase healthy, affordable foods

In June 2011, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) introduced a new food group symbol, MyPlate, to replace the previous MyPyramid.  More importantly, the website has a wealth of information for you – including a “10 Tips Nutrition Education Series” that provides quick and easy ideas on how to eat healthy. The different articles[…] Read More

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