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Title:Making Your Food Dollars Work
Pub. date: April 2009
Edition: 1st
Includes: curriculum binder, CD with handouts, recipes, grocery store photos
Audience: Multiple Audiences, adult, elder, parent, Hispanic
Language: English, handouts and recipes available in English and Spanish
Description:A four lesson curriculum to help adults get the most from the money they spend on food.
Funding Source: Family Nutrition Program, Purdue University Cooperative Extension Service in partnership with Indiana Family & Social Services Administration and the U.S. Department of Agriculture.
Developer: Janet C. Bechman, Deanna Franklin, D. Elizabeth Kiss
Organization: Family Nutrition Program, Purdue University
Length: 4 lessons
Assessment instrument Used? no
Use Restrictions: May not copy.
Reviewers Comments: The curriculum consists of four individual, targeted lessons provided in a binder and on a CD. Topics covered in this curriculum include tracking income and expenses, comparison shopping, menu planning, and goal setting. Lessons encourage behavior change through examples and activities. It should be noted that the curriculum uses the term "food stamps" as opposed to "SNAP benefits" throughout.

The curriculum is supported with handouts, activities, and visuals. The exercises encourage participants to start practicing budgeting techniques, by comparing two supermarket items, using a calendar to track income and expenses and planning meals in advance.

Lessons culminate with a wrap-up and suggestions for follow up. A certificate of achievement is provided and opportunity for the participant to set future goals.

Contact the Distributor:
    Distributor: Purdue Agricultural Communication - Media Distribution Center
    Mail: 231 S. University St.
West Lafayette, IN 47907-2094
    Phone: 888-EXT-INFO (398-4636) or 765-494-6794
    Fax: (765) 496-1540
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    Cost: 60.00 per each
    Avail. in Qty: Yes

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