Shopping, Cooking, & Meal Planning


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

Ethnic Cooking

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

Food Shopping and Meal Planning

Plan meals and shop for groceries the healthy way with these tips and resources.

Food Labels

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

Top 10 Reasons to Shop at a Farmers Market

USDA. NAL. Food and Nutrition Information Center.

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

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.

Emergency Food Supplies

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

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.