Category Archives: Grocery Shopping

Stretch Your Food Dollars

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By: Mariah Haroon, CSUN Dietetic Intern

If you find yourself struggling with your food budget, ask yourself these questions: How many times have I opened my refrigerator to restock groceries only to find out that I had more than enough groceries to last me for a week? Am I actually checking the food for signs of it going bad before throwing it away? Am I taking full advantage of all the money saving resources that are out there for groceries? If your answers lead you to believe that you can use some help in saving money on food, here are a few tips for you. Continue reading

Processed Foods – What is okay and what you want to avoid

By: Samantha Boucher, CSUN Dietetic Intern

For people who are conscious of nutrition, processed foods carry a scary name. They are blamed for almost everything; from weight gain to high blood pressure and possibly depression. But before we shun all processed foods from our diet, it’s important to understand what food processing entails. Food processing practices fall within different categories, ranging from minimal to high processing. Continue reading