Most people, even those with sufficient income, would like to be able to save money at the grocery store. A family of three with a budget of $40 per person per week will spend over $6000 a year on food. If they’re not thrifty, they could almost double those costs.
KCPT peforms a grocery store cart makeover, challenging in an average family to come in under budget for a week of groceries. Our experts, Dietician Sue Kidd and Nutra-Net Executive Director Lisa Medrow, LD, RD; guide our shopper and viewers with sure fire tips and budget busters to avoid.
An online guide, in English and Spanish, accompanies the program to ensure that families won’t blow their paycheck while providing healthy meals for themselves and their families.
Resources from the program:
Eating Healthy on Any Budget Episode Resources
Eating Healthy on Any Budget – English Guide
Eating Healthy on Any Budget – Spanish Guide
Grocery Store Shopping List
Reading Nutrition Labels
The MyPlate Food Guide identifies daily meal proportions for the fruit, vegetable, grains, protein, and dairy food groups; and is an easy-to-understand illustration designed to help Americans build a healthy plate at meal times.
Casey Feeds Her Family© – An interactive website to help families eat healthy on a budget. Including resources on food math, planning meals, and simple recipes
Nutra-Net, Inc. – A Kansas City-based nonprofit organization that delivers nutrition education messages in a fun and interactive way to reach kids more effectively, through cooking!