Families are encouraged to stay home as much as possible, which means fewer trips to the grocery store. It’s recommended that you purchase two weeks of food at a time. Storing all of that food, especially fresh produce, can be a challenge. You can reduce the number of trips to the grocery store by safely… Read more »
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Count on these shelf-stable meal ideas and tips when multiple trips to the grocery store or farmers market aren't possible.
Everyone should have access to healthy, nutritious foods. The Virginia Family Nutrition Program encourages Virginians to eat smart by making healthy food and lifestyle choices. Learn how to plan and cook healthy snacks and meals on a budget.
Physical activity is an important part of living a healthy lifestyle. The Virginia Family Nutrition Program encourages Virginians to move more at whatever level is most comfortable for them. Small changes over time will help you and your family stay happy and healthy now and in the future.
A little planning can go a long way. Learn how to plan your meals to get the most out of your shopping trips.
Whether you’re shopping at the supermarket, farmers market, or small corner store, it’s important to know how to navigate the store. Learn how to find the most affordable foods for your budget.
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This isn’t exactly how we imagined finishing out National Nutrition Month. There’s no denying that this is a tough time for families across the Commonwealth. Like us, your everyday routine has been completely changed. Whether you’re social distancing or quarantined completely, we’re here to share ways you can keep nutrition a priority on your table.
Can you guess the appropriate cooking or storage temperature only by looking at a food item, and assuming it is at a safe temperature for eating? The answer is absolutely not. You should know the appropriate temperatures for hot and cold foods to help you avoid illness caused by unsafe food temperatures. This happens all… Read more »