|SARASOTA COUNTY – Get the best bang for your grocery bucks, with a new blog series that combines shopping advice and nutrition tips into a virtual “tour.”
The “Grocery Shopping for Your Health” series from UF/IFAS Extension Sarasota County will walk readers through the various sections of a typical grocery store, stopping at each to share information on buying wisely, saving money, and getting nutritious foods.
|“We all need to shop to eat,” said Dr. Maria Portelos-Rometo, family and consumer sciences agent with Sarasota County Extension. “We developed this series for anyone who’s interested in saving money while shopping for good, healthy foods.”
The typical American household spends nearly $5,000 a year on groceries, or about 7.5 percent of total yearly expenses, according to federal data. But many shoppers lack information needed to spend wisely: what, when and how much to buy; proper handling and storage; and more.
“Grocery Shopping for Your Health,” which launches Sept. 28 at http://blogs.ifas.ufl.edu/sarasotaco, rolls aisle by aisle through a modern grocery store to help fill in those knowledge gaps, from advice on getting the best produce to learning about different grades of meat.
|New posts will go live each Tuesday and Friday during the series’ run the next few months. Stops along the journey include:Building a healthier way of eating.Produce: fruits and vegetables.Frozen goods: fruits, vegetables and meals.Refrigerated items: dairy products, cheeses and eggs.Meats, fish, poultry, and delicatessen items.Canned foods.Beans, nuts, and peanut butter.Pasta, rice, and other grains.Breakfast cereals.Breads and baked goods.Stocking a healthy pantry.Food safety.Money-saving tips.
The series also will highlight ways to cut food waste, which helps trim costs and help the environment.
From the cart to your counter, get information that can help you eat better, save money, and waste less, with the “Grocery Shopping for Your Health” blog series “tour.”
|UF/IFAS Extension Sarasota County partners county, state and federal resources to deliver research-based information and programs across six core areas: sustainable agriculture; gardening and landscaping; natural resources; nutrition and healthy living; sustainability; and youth development. Learn more at http://sfyl.ifas.ufl.edu/sarasota, or call 941-861-5000 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.