FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: April 27, 2009

CONTACT: Sebastian D’Elia, 908-527-4419
Tina Casey, 908-527-4346

 

TIPS ON BUDGET-FRIENDLY FAMILY NUTRITION

 

Elizabeth, NJ – If you are looking for new ways to stretch your household budget, the kitchen is a good place to start.  The Rutgers Cooperative Extension of Union County is distributing two free tip sheets on how to save money on your food bills, while adding good nutrition with fresh fruits and vegetables.

The tips sheets are Eating Cheap but Eating Healthy and 15 Ways to More Fruits and Vegetables.”  They are available by mail, by calling the Union County Extension at 908-654-9854.  Free downloads are available at www.ucnj.org/greenconnect.

Dr. Karen Ensle, a nutrition expert who is head of the Union County Extension, prepared the tip sheets.  They cover planning meals in advance, preparing a shopping list, and other tried-and-true money savers.  They also include lesser-known tips such as reducing unhealthy (and more expensive) calories from excess meat and sugary drinks, discovering the benefits of beans, and making the most of fresh fruit and vegetables.

The Rutgers Cooperative Extension, supported in part by the Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders, offers a regular program of free nutrition and health related classes for Union County residents.  Call the Union County Extension at 908-654-9854 for more information.