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Food for the family : a cost-saving plan


Author:
Peterkin, Betty B., Junker, Cynthia Cromwell, Vettel, Ruth, United States, and Agricultural Research Service
Source:
USDA
Year:
0000
Subject:
Cost and standard of living, Food, Storage, Food handling, and Food spoilage
Abstract:
Abstract: Family food needs and time and cost limits are metthrough proper food selection. Daily meals should includeadequate amounts from each of the four food groups. For economy, plan meals around the less expensive foods from the four food groups. Do price-comparison shopping, shop during specials. Select meat, fish, poultry that provide the most cooked lean for money spent. Compare and know quality in vegetables and fruit. Buy in quantity whenever possible. In time management, plan easy-to-prepare meals, plan for leftovers to use later, prepare enough for several meals and freeze, use time-saving cooking equipment. Low cost menus and charts of amounts of food to buy each week provide food shopping guidance. Six steps to determine amounts of foods used amounts of foods used in a week and methods to estimate food cost allows each family member to receive adequate amounts of food for proper nutrition. The planning ahead ensures lower cost.
Format:
22 p. : ill. ; 26 cm.
Language:
English
Publisher:
U.S. Dept. of Agriculture, Agricultural Research Service
Series:
U.S. Dept. of Agriculture. Home and garden bulletin ; no. 209
Collection:
USDA publications
Permanent URL:
http://handle.nal.usda.gov/10113/CAT87213567