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Meal Planning, Food Purchasing, and Cooking

Bi-Rite Market in San Francisco

USDA. National Agricultural Library.

 Includes suggestions for grocery shopping such as: going to farmers markets, mapping products by location within the store to their status in the MyPlate food groups, making a list, and consulting nutritional information on food labels.

USDA. National Agricultural Library

 Showcases a short video with a tour of a several farmers markets illustrating the benefits of buying fresh locally-grown foods. Includes a top-ten list of reasons to shop at a farmers market.

USDA. Food and Nutrition Service.

Collates sets of quick and cost-effective recipes grouped by audience: school or child care providers, nutrition educators, USDA food program staff, or the home cook.

U.S. Department of Agriculture; The White House; American Culinary Federation.

Contains winning entries from the Recipes for Healthy Kids Challenge, an effort to develop creative, nutritious, and tasty recipes that schools can easily incorporate into their menus.

USDA. Agricultural Marketing Service.

Provides a searchable database of locations, directions, operating times, product offerings, and accepted forms of payment for farmers markets across the United States.

American Heart Association.

Contains cooking guidelines to benefit the heart and overall health including: healthiest preparation methods, suggestions for substituting lower-fat or no-fat ingredients, and snacking tips.

American Heart Association.

Suggests ways to make nutritious choices at the grocery store: which foods to buy from each major food group and how to read food labels. Provides an overview of the Heart-Check certification program and a grocery list builder

GRACE Communications Foundation.

Defines types of sellers of sustainable foods including community supported agriculture programs (CSAs), farmers markets, food-buying clubs, co-ops, and grocery stores. Includes links, directories, and resources to help you find sources of sustainable food.