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University of Maryland Extension Food Supplement Nutrition Education (FSNE).

Healthy Cents combines nutrition education and food resource management principles to encourage limited resource families to make healthy food choices on a limited budget. Each lesson corresponds to one of the following thematic areas:

  • Making Healthy Choices on a Budget
  • Decreasing Food Expenses
  • Developing a Food Budget
  • Planning a Meal
  • Food Shopping on a budget”
Funding Source
Free Material
Cost ($)
  • Pilot Tested
Evaluation Information

“The Healthy Cents curriculum was piloted in the following 5 Maryland counties from November 2011 through May 2012: Allegany, Calvert, Charles, Prince George's, and St. Mary's. Pilot educators provided curricular review and evaluative data to inform revisions of the Healthy Cents curriculum.”