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This resource compares the cost of eating restaurant and/or take-out foods with the cost of preparing similar meals at home.

Ordering Information:
University of New Hampshire Cooperative Extension
315 Daniel Webster Highway
Boscawen, NH 03303-2410
Phone: (603) 225-5505

Evaluation Information

A formative evaluation was conducted.

Funding Source
SNAP-Ed. and Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program.
Age/Population Group
SNAP-Ed Connection Comments

Make It At Home, an updated version of the resource Searching For Ways To Keep Costs Down, is a fact sheet focused on the cost benefits of home prepared meals. The resource compares the prices of restaurant foods, convenience foods, and prepared at home items. The fact sheet uses number comparisons to encourage users to cook at home in order to save money.
The 'Make It at Home' section of this resource also includes 3 ideas for making meals at home, which are kid-friendly. The following 'Bring It From Home' section of the resource compares the costs of buying coffee and water outside of the home with bringing it from home.