Spend less money on groceries and more time with your family!

This blog is written by our staff who live throughout the state of Maine. They write tips for shopping, cooking, and eating healthy on a budget. Whether you are from Kittery, Fort Kent, or anywhere in between, you will find something useful to help you and your family live healthier lifestyles.

Posts By: Hannah Ruhl

Maine kids choose fruit every day. Thank you!

    Whether you are a parent, guardian, educator, food service director, or other person who interacts with children in Maine, your influence is working. Data from the 2017 Maine Integrated Youth Health Survey (MIYHS) indicate that 74% of fifth and sixth graders choose fruit two or more times daily. Kids are getting the message… Read more »

From the Nutrition Educators: how to cook and enjoy dried beans

If you are looking for a way to stretch your budget and improve your family’s nutrition, consider adding more beans to your meals. Beans are convenient, versatile and lend themselves to many tasty dishes. Beans are a rich source of protein, fiber, vitamins and minerals.             Basic Beans – How… Read more »