The focus of our Eat Well, Spend Less series over the past year has been to share tips and ideas for making healthier food choices without breaking the budget.
Whatever “healthier” means to you — choosing organic, eating less processed foods or using whole grains — it can be tough to make those changes when your budget is tight; I know from experience.
Our goal as a family continues to be to eat more made from scratch food while eliminating unhealthy ingredients — such as high fructose corn syrup and artificial food dyes — from our diet.
Walmart is our grocery store of choice because of its convenience and their great prices, and Walmart recently announced their Healthy Living initiative, with $9.5 million in grants to organizations who have a shared mission of promoting healthy living.
Walmart has also partnered with nutritionist and author Dr. Ro to share tips and steps that people can take to eat better even on a budget.
Information is power, as they say, and knowing about small changes you can make that have a big impact — such as the elimination of HFCS and dyes — is a huge help to those of us trying to make changes to our diet.
Among the organizations that will receive grant money is Action for Healthy Kids, which offers programs to schools across America to empower students to eat healthier and be more active. With their $1.5 million grant, they plan to increase access to nutritional programs for more than 160,000 students at more than 400 schools.
I love to see a corporation like Walmart investing in our communities to help people make better choices on a budget and inspiring kids to make healthier choices as well!
How are you making healthier choices for your family?