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Eating a balanced diet of fresh, whole foods is a very important part of being healthy, but there are other things that are also important. Explore the posts below for tips to put you and your family on a path to better health.

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Make smart choices for canned, boxed, and bagged foods.
Herbs are easy and cheap to grow at home.
A basic soup or stew is nourishing, inexpensive, and flexible.
If you qualify, a simple and confidential application will get your kids free meals at school.
Families with low to medium income and children under 5 (or a pregnant mom) can qualify for WIC.
Calfresh is a way to get healthy foods into your home.
Buying produce in season is good for your wallet, good for your body, and good for the planet.
Food code dates are often misleading.
Learn about new foods to take advantage of food pantry choices.
If you visit a food pantry, choose the most nutritious items.
Farmers’ Markets are a great way to stock up on fresh, local, and affordable produce each week.
Depending on the store, there might be some healthy choices offered.