How to get it on SALE--EVERY TIME
- Check grocery ads and store websites for sales and coupons.
- When you see an item advertised on sale, add it to your shopping list and stock up, making sure to note the brand, package size and cost.
Dietetic interns at Iowa State University were asked to develop a menu plan for a week for a low-income rural family with one adult female and three children (one in preschool, two in elementary school).
First they had to figure out how much money it would take to feed the family using USDA's Thrifty Food Plan...the amount that Food Assistance (formerly Food Stamps) is based on.
Then the interns developed menus, recipes, costs, nutrition analysis, and shared their reflections. The ISU Food and Nutrition Department instructors shared the six best papers with us. Click on the names below to see the edited versions of the thrifty weekly menus: