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Making Your Food Dollars Work

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Making Your Food Dollars Work
Developer
Family Nutrition Program. Purdue University.
Year
2009

A four lesson curriculum to help adults get the most from the money they spend on food.

Historical Document
Yes
Funding Source
Family Nutrition Program, Purdue University Cooperative Extension Service in partnership with Indiana Family & Social Services Administration and the USDA.
Free Material
No
Cost ($)
$60.00
SNAP-Ed Connection Comments

The curriculum consists of four individual, targeted lessons provided in a binder and on a CD. Topics covered in this curriculum include tracking income and expenses, comparison shopping, menu planning, and goal setting. Lessons encourage behavior change through examples and activities. It should be noted that the curriculum uses the term "food stamps" as opposed to "SNAP benefits" throughout.
The curriculum is supported with handouts, activities, and visuals. The exercises encourage participants to start practicing budgeting techniques, by comparing two supermarket items, using a calendar to track income and expenses and planning meals in advance.
Lessons culminate with a wrap-up and suggestions for follow up. A certificate of achievement is provided, and there is an opportunity for the participant to set future goals.