Unfortunately many families in the Evansville area have to make tough decisions when it comes to budgeting their income and properly providing food for their family. Fortunately, if you or someone you know is struggling to get food on the table with limited funding, Purdue Extension's Nutrition Education Program offers free tips on getting the most out of your spending dollar right here in the area!

The program focuses on four specific areas:

  • The “Ins” and “Outs” of Getting Through the Month
  • A Trip to the Store (Comparison Shopping and Impulse Buying)
  • Saving Money and Menu Planning
  • It All Adds Up (Spending Habits)

As the person who does the majority of the grocery shopping and meal planning for our house, I know firsthand how difficult the second bullet point can be. How many times have you walked into the store, list in hand, only to buy twice as much as you have written down? It happens to the best of us, but by committing yourself to use the tips provided by Purdue Extension, not only will you be able to curb those impulses, but provide healthier meals for your family regardless of the amount of cash in your hand or bank account.

To sign up for this program, and other's offered by the Purdue Extension program, visit their website at EatGatherGo.org.