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Eating Healthy on a Budget Guide

This libguide provides information and resources regarding eating healthy on a budget.

College Student Food Budget

USDA Food Reports

The USDA Provides Estimated Monthly Cost of Food Reports based on four plans:

  • Thrifty

  • Low-cost

  • Moderate

  • Liberal

Interactive Grocery Budget Calculator

Grocery Budget Calculator

Take a closer look at your grocery budget and find ways to cut costs,  Iowa State University provides an interactive grocery budget calculator.

Tips on Eating Well

5 Tips for Students on a Budget

DSLx Life Learning provides tips for students on a budget and eating well in college:

  1. Always have a list of items you want to buy before going into the grocery store

  2. Make shopping a community event

  3. Add color to your plate

  4. Eggs can go a long way

  5. Think about alternatives to pasta and package meals