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Food Shopping and Meal Planning

USDA. Center for Nutrition Policy and Promotion

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

USDA. Agricultural Marketing Service
USDA. Center for Nutrition Policy and Promotion

Making a plan before heading to the store can help you get organized, save money, and choose healthy options.

USDA. Center for Nutrition Policy and Promotion

These sample 2-week menus can be used by any person or family wanting to follow a healthy diet at a modest price. The menus are designed to meet nutrition needs on a budget.

USDA. Food and Nutrition Service. Healthy Meals Resource System

Find out what fruits and vegetables are in season.

HHS. Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion

Features tips for making nutritious food and beverage choices a part of your everyday routine.

HHS. National Institutes of Health. National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute. We Can!

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

HHS. Food and Drug Administration

We can all play a part in reaching the national food waste reduction goal – to reduce food waste by 50% by the year 2030. Start using these tips today to reduce food waste, save money, and protect the environment.

HHS. Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion

When it comes to your heart, what you eat matters. Follow these tips for heart-healthy eating.

HHS. National Institutes of Health. National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases. Weight-control Information Network

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

HHS. National Institutes of Health. National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute

Read about the difference between servings and portions, and find out how much portion sizes have grown over the past 20 years.

HHS. National Institutes of Health. National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute. Obesity Education Initiative

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

Produce for Better Health Foundation

Find information on selection, storage, nutrition information.

Produce for Better Health Foundation

The Vegetable Nutrition Database offers information on selection, storage and nutrition benefits.

Produce for Better Health Foundation

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

Ohio State University Extension

This fact sheet provides ideas to decrease the amount of fat, calories, salt (sodium) and sugar in recipes. Ways to increase fiber in recipes are also provided.

Iowa State University Extension and Outreach

This tool allows you to look at what you’re spending now and how you can make small changes that add up to big savings.