Food Shopping and Meal Planning

Find a Farmers Market in Your State

USDA. Agricultural Marketing Service.

Food Shopping Tips


Buy healthy foods for your family using these tips and resources.

Aim for a Healthy Weight: Eat Right

DHHS. NIH. NHLBI. Obesity Education Initiative.

Find guidance and tools for eating right. Resources for shopping and meal planning include:

10 Tips Series MyPlate 10 Tips Nutrition Education Series

USDA. Center for Nutrition Policy and Promotion.

Find MyPlate tips sheets for smart shopping and meal planning. Topics include:

What's in Season?

USDA. NAL. FNIC. Healthy Meals.

Find out what fruits and vegetables are in season.

Portion Size Matters (PDF | 111 KB)

DHHS. NIH. National Heart Lung and Blood Institute.

Learn about portion size and why it matters with this tip sheet.

Just Enough for You: About Food Portions

DHHS. NIH. NIDDK. Weight-control Information Network.

Understand how much you need to eat and control food portions so that you can eat just enough for you.

30 Ways in 30 Days to Stretch Your Fruit & Vegetable Budget

Produce for Better Health Foundation.

Eat more fruits and vegetables with 30 tips for stretching your fruit and vegetable budget.

How Many Fruits and Vegetables do You Need?

DHHS. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Calculate how many fruits and vegetables you need each day.


DHHS. NIH. National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute.

Eat right and lose weight with sample menus for traditional American and various other cuisines.

Fruit and Vegetable Nutrition Databases

Produce for Better Health Foundation.

Find information on selection, storage, nutrition information, and more for fruits and vegetables.