How to Eat Right When Money's Tight

How to Eat Right when Money's Tight

Having a hard time making ends meet?
Look here for tips and resources that can help you stretch your food dollars.

MyPlate logo Healthy Eating on a Budget

USDA. Center for Nutrition Policy and Promotion.

Thumbnail of fact sheet. Eat Right When Money's Tight Tip Sheet (PDF | 1.5MB)

USDA. FNS. Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program.

This tip sheet, created by the SNAP provides information on how to shop for a nutritious diet while on a tight budget. Also available in Spanish (PDF|419KB).

Magnifying glass with shopping cart. SNAP Retail Locator

USDA. Food and Nutrition Service.

Looking for a store in your neighborhood that accepts SNAP benefits? Use this online tool to find a list of stores near you who accept SNAP benefits and EBT cards.

Shopping basket with food Food Assistance Programs

Even a carefully planned food budget sometimes comes up short. If you're looking for information on the Federal food and nutrition assistance programs that may be available to help you or your family members, this page is the place to go.

Chef's hat above crossed spoons. Plan a Healthy Meal

Learn tips to plan a healthy menu and link to useful tools like a shopping list template and goal tracking sheet.

30 ways in 30 days logo 30 Ways in 30 Days to Stretch Your Fruit & Vegetable Budget

Produce for Better Health Foundation.

Woman Reading Shopping List Basic Foods for Cupboard, Fridge & Freezer: Create Your Own List!

University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension.

A "starter list" of basic foods that can be combined and recombined in a variety of new, delicious (and nutritious!) ways. Also available in PDF (172KB).

Spend Smart. Eat Smart. with Shopping bag Spend Smart. Eat Smart.

Iowa State University Extension.

Web site provides information and ideas on to make or buy affordable, healthy meals. Test your knowledge with interactive games, compare prices of at-home vs. purchased meals, or check out the blog for real life tips and advice.

Woman with trick shopping cart. Squeezed by Rising Food Prices?

University of Missouri Extension.

This handout contains tips on how you can save money at the grocery store, when eating out, when eating at home, and when eating at work.