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Hate how half of what you buy spoils? Here are 6 ways to minimize food waste

Hate how half of what you buy spoils? Here are 6 ways to minimize food waste

Did you know that 30-40% of the food grown in America is wasted?[1] That’s so much food! It’s awful to buy something and have it go to waste.

Chicken Sandwich War? We’re in.

Chicken Sandwich War? We’re in.

You’ve probably heard of the chicken sandwich war going on by now. People across the country are critiquing chicken sandwiches and taking sides—if they can get their hands on one. Well no need to wait in a drive-thru line only to be turned away when you find out that they already sold out.

National Farmers Market week

National Farmers Market week

Top 10 Reasons to Shop at a Farmers Market There are so many reasons to shop at a farmers market. Here are our top 10 favorite reasons! Freshly picked, in-season produce is at its peak in flavor and nutrition. Check out the Seasonal Produce Guide to learn what fruits and vegetables are in season. SNAP and WIC […]

8 quick, easy after school snacks for kids

8 quick, easy after school snacks for kids

When your child gets home from school, we know you want to give them something healthy. We also know you want something quick and easy! We’ve pulled together some healthful snack ideas that don’t require any preparation, some that can be quickly prepared, and one easy, adventurous option!

How to grow your own food indoors, part I: Herbs

How to grow your own food indoors, part I: Herbs

Did you know that you can grow herbs and other edible plants inside year-round? Plants can thrive in the mild temperatures found indoors. They’re also protected from bad weather, pests, and plant-eating animals when they’re grown inside.

How to “Marie Kondo” your refrigerator

How to “Marie Kondo” your refrigerator

  Marie Kondo is the star of the Netflix Series Tidying Up with Marie Kondo. In her show, Kondo encourages people to declutter their house by getting rid of unused or unloved items and keeping things that “spark joy. Her method says that by decluttering, people are able to cherish the items that they keep.

Where are your food dollars going?

Where are your food dollars going?

Sometimes we check our bank account and think, “What in the world did I buy?” Food can be an easy place for our budget to slip. Eating out with friends and family has become more common because it’s so quick and easy. Even grocery bills can add up if we are not careful.

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Stretch your SNAP dollars now

Stretch your SNAP dollars now

Do you receive SNAP benefits? Here in Georgia and across the nation, authorities approved the early release of February SNAP funds. On January 20, approximately 1.6 million Georgians who rely on SNAP to help feed themselves and their families received their February SNAP funds. 

Save Money on Food

Save Money on Food

Eating healthier can seem like an expensive choice, but many healthy foods and dishes can be made on a tight budget! Planning ahead and making strategic decisions can help you make healthier choices while keeping your budget on track.

Meal Planning

Meal Planning

Sometimes planning meals seems like it can take up more time than it’s worth (especially when you’re busy), but planning meals ahead can end up saving you a lot of time in the long run.

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12 goals for a better 2019

12 goals for a better 2019

There’s a lot of pressure to accomplish big New Year’s Resolutions. Instead of focusing on one large goal, what if you broke down each month into a smaller goal?

Is it safe to eat lettuce?

Is it safe to eat lettuce?

You might have heard about the E. Coli outbreak in the U.S. and Canada linked to romaine lettuce.

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What’s the deal with sugar? Part 1

What’s the deal with sugar? Part 1

We all know and love the sweet taste of sugar, but what do we really know about the sweetener?

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Eating Well on The Go

Eating Well on The Go

Let’s face it – fast food happens. We all eat it – some of us more than others. Did you know that while fast food might taste good to our taste buds – it doesn’t do much good for the rest of our body?

Fresh and Frozen Fruits and Vegetables

Fresh and Frozen Fruits and Vegetables

If you’re worried about spoilage, think about buying frozen fruit or veggies – or even freezing your own.  Fruits and vegetables hold up well in the freezer and you can quickly add frozen veggies to soups, spaghetti sauce, scrambled eggs, or hot dishes and no one would ever know they had been stored in the […]

Using Beans to Color Me Healthy

Using Beans to Color Me Healthy

We’re 🎵all about those beans, ’bout those beans!🎵 But where do they go on MyPlate? Since beans fall into a unique category, it might be confusing when it comes to preparing a balanced meal. Generally, regular meat eaters will count beans and peas toward their vegetable intake (shown on a MyPlate).