Healthy food doesn’t have to break the bank

Healthy food doesn’t have to break the bank

Like anyone else, when it comes to stocking the kitchen you probably want the best for your family. But top brands and higher grades of food products at the local market aren’t always sold at discount prices.

If you’re the average shopper, you’ve also got some basic questions – like “What makes one item a better choice to feed my children than the cheaper item on the same shelf?”

Through the No Kid Hungry campaign, which promotes shopping skills for parents and providers learning to stretch their grocery budgets, the Crim Fitness Foundation plans to bring more consumer knowledge to Flint. Scheduled from noon to 1 p.m. March 1, March 15 and March 29, the Crim will host Cooking Matters at the Store Tours at Meijer, 2333 Center Road in Burton.

The free, 90-minute program is designed to help remove barriers that keep families from cooking healthier meals at home. Information for consumers will be presented in key areas that include:

  • Reading food labels
  • Comparing unit prices
  • Finding whole grain foods
  • Identifying three ways to buy produce

“This is something that I look forward to because people are showing up for the education,” says Ashley Makedonsky, nutrition coordinator for the Crim Fitness Foundation. “It’s an honor to be a part of that.”

Cooking Matters at the Store often ends with the “$10 Challenge” that asks participants to use skills they learned in the presentation to buy a healthy meal for four, spending less than $10.

Recipes, shopping tips, a reusable grocery bag and $10 in healthy groceries are all part of a take-home package participants receive through the program.

For more information about Cooking Matters at the Store visit https://crim.org/events/cooking-matters-store-tour/. Call 810-207-0611 or email amakedonsky@crim.org to register.

This article was written for the online newsletter 810Kids! To subscribe,  click here . Copyright 2019 Michigan Fitness Foundation. This institution is an equal opportunity provider.

 

 

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