Stretch Your Food Dollars Fact Sheet Series

Janis Hunter
Home & Garden Information Center

During challenging economic times, Americans try to stretch their dollars. Food is a flexible budget expense that can be reduced when money is tight.

You can serve satisfying, nutritious meals within your food budget if you:

  • have some knowledge of nutrition.
  • carefully plan your meals.
  • shop skillfully.
  • handle, store and prepare food properly.

To learn more about saving money on food, refer to this series of fact sheets: HGIC 4220, Stretch Your Food Dollars Part 1: Before Going to the Store; HGIC 4221, Stretch Your Food Dollars Part 2: At the Grocery Store, and HGIC 4222, Stretch Your Food Dollars Part 3: At Home.

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