Plan Shop Save and Cook

Plan, Shop, Save, and Cook helps adults stretch their food dollar through practical skills and knowledge. Participants learn to understand food labels, use smart shopping strategies and plan healthy meals in this four-lesson series. Priority participants are income-eligible adults. Program availability varies by county.

Individuals and Families with limited income are invited to meet with our Food & Nutrition Educator, Belinda Hoffman, for a FREE 4 week lesson series! Participants will meet in small groups. 

Plan Shop Save and Cook Lesson Topics include:

  • Plan meals ahead
  • Save money at the grocery store
  • Understand food labels
  • Cook healthy meals and snacks

To learn more and start and join a class today contact:

Belinda Hoffman, Food & Nutrition Educator

Upcoming Plan Shop Save and Cook Classes


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Location: Story County Extension Office

1421 S. Bell Ave Suite #107, Ames, IA 50010


Childcare with educational activities will be provided with pre-registration.

Enroll now by contacting Belinda Hoffman, Nutrition Educator at or 515.337.1601


Plan Shop Save and Cook Testimonial


Group of young adults standing in front of the kitchen stove with plates of food in their hands.

"Joining the Plan Shop Save and Cook class was such an amazing experience for me. The class was not only fun but also inspiring!"

Story County Participant