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Grocery Shopping Tips: Healthy Food Lists

Maggie LaBarbera • RN, MBA • Feb 14, 2012

Grocery Store Shopping Power

Healthy foods at home for the children starts with the choices you make at the grocery store.  To optimize your family's nutrition and budget, you will want to look for the nutrient packed foods at the best price.

A balanced meal means buying foods from each of the food groups.  But to choose healthier foods, you also need to:

  • look for foods low in saturated fats and trans fats (not good for the heart)
  • select foods that are lower in cholesterol
  • compare foods and buy foods lower in sodium (salt) and sugargrocery shopping tips for parents

With over 7000 food items to choose from, finding the healthier choices for your family means:

  • making a list of food items you will need
  • checking for season produce that are usually a better value
  • keeping an eye out for discounts and coupons
  • reading the package and food label ( all the information is right there!)
  • comparing food items

You have the power to buy the foods that are healthiest for your family.  Involve your kids in the grocery shopping. They can help fill out the shopping list, help read food labels and put food in the grocery cart. They can be great little helpers and shopping together offers family time to learn more about healthy foods.










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Written by Maggie LaBarberaWritten on Feb 14, 2012Last updated on Aug 24, 2013




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