Family Support

Jan|Feb 2017

Tips for Healthy Shopping

Don’t shop on an empty stomach.

Plan out your meals and consider fitting in leftovers on those busy nights.

Get your frozen and refrigerated items before shopping the middle isles. This routine will limit the amount of time you spend in these sections.

Shop fruits and veggies that are in season. They will be affordable and delicious. Frozen is a good option year-round.

As you learn to shop healthy, bring your children to show them how.

Always shop with a list and stick to it.

Shop the outer perimeter of the store for your fresh healthy items.

Avoid flashy displays. The foods should sell themselves, not their packaging.

Look at the labels. Try to use a general rule of thumb that if you can’t pronounce an ingredient, you probably should find a healthier option.

The baby test: if you have a question as to whether a food is healthy, just decide if you would feed it to an infant.