LOW-FAT DAIRY GROUP
Go to the dairy case. There you will find 1 percent low-fat or skim milk, low-fat cottage cheese, low-fat or nonfat yogurt, and skim milk cheese (like string cheese).
Don’t drink milk? Head to the juice case, where you will probably be able to find fruit
juice that’s marked “calcium fortified.
Cooking is a great way to learn about whole foods and cut back the amount of highly processed foods in your diet. Cooking is fun!
Look for your favorite quick vegetable recipes from the web. Get your family to try them out. See which recipe they like the most. Become the vegetable chef for the family!
A SPECIAL NOTE
Is your family unable to shop for healthy food for financial reasons? Do you sometimes feel like you don’t have enough to eat at homeor in school? Government assistance is available for eligible applicants. It depends on the circumstances. Your parent can find out if your family qualifies by contacting:
LOW-FAT DAIRY GROUP Photo Gallery
NATIONAL SCHOOL LUNCH PROGRAM (NSLP):
Or call your school for information.
SUPPLEMENTAL NUTRITIONAL ASSISTANCE PROGRAM (SNAP):
www.fns.usda .gov/snap Phone: 1-800-221-5689
U.S. DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT.
portal.hud.gov/portal/page/portal/HUD/topics/homelessness Phone: 1-202-708-1112 TTY: 1-202-708-1455
As you stroll around the store, you may want to check out the food labels and ingredients lists on the packages of foods you’re considering buying.
A little in-aisle, on-the-spot comparison shopping is a way of building your knowledge base.
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