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Food Check-Out Week aims to help shoppers on a budget buy healthier foods

Feb. 23, 2012 at 4:01 p.m.
Updated Feb. 22, 2012 at 8:23 p.m.


Eating healthy food on a budget takes some strategy, but that's where the American Farm Bureau Federation's Food Check-Out Week comes in.

Now in its 14th year, the week is aimed at helping consumers shop strategically and put nutritious meals on the table for less.

"Learning to use your grocery dollars wisely helps ensure that nutrition isn't neglected," George Hood, president of Victoria County Farm Bureau, said in a news release. "Buying fresh produce when it's in season costs less, while buying frozen fruits and vegetables when they're not in season is a smart way to stretch that dollar."

The Victoria County Farm Bureau will also make a donation to the Food Bank of the Golden Crescent, according to the release.

Food Check-Out Week ends Saturday. For more information, visit the American Farm Bureau Federation website at www.fb.org.

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