Shopping, Cooking & Meal Planning

Dad and son cooking together Recipes

Cook up something new in your kitchen with these resources for healthy, delicious recipes.


Mom and children shopping Food Shopping and Meal Planning

Plan meals and shop for groceries the healthy way with these tips and resources. Also see Build a Healthy Diet with Smart Shopping to find food shopping guidelines for a healthier you.


Nutrition Facts Label Food Labels

Learn about food labels so you can use them to make healthy choices in the grocery store.


Latino 5 A Day program logo Ethnic Cooking

Explore cultural and ethnic resources, including Latino, Native American, and African American recipes.


FM video Top 10 Reasons to Shop at a Farmers Market

Hear from a Registered Dietitian about the many reasons for buying fresh, nutritious, locally grown vegetables at the farmers market.


Woman Canning Food Food Storage and Preservation

Store and preserve your food safely with these tips and resources.


Food Preparation and Safety

Learn strategies for preparing food safely.


Grocery Budget Calculator

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.


Cook It Quick!

University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Institute of Agriculture and Natural Resources

Our goal is to make you "hungry for healthy food" by offering tips and delicious, quick-to-prepare, inexpensive recipes.


Moving food and water supplies in response to a disaster emergency. Emergency Food Supplies

Keep your food and water safe during weather and other emergencies with these tips and resources.


Green Question Mark Commonly Asked Questions - Shopping, Cooking and Meal Planning

Find answers to your questions about food labeling, farmers market locations, budget recipes, food preservation and safety and more.