By: Mary Carver, P.H.Ec.
It's important to understand how you can plan your meals to help make the most of your budget. Here are some helpful tips from a Professional Home Economist (P.H.Ec.) to help feed your family without breaking the bank:
Be aware of how much you spend on ‘actual’ food for your family by keeping track of all purchases for a week or two. Remember not to confuse the cost of pet food, diapers, and sundries as part of the ‘food’ total.
Your family food bill may be less than you think and it’s not necessary to break the bank.
Mary Carver, P.H.Ec is an Ottawa-based Professional Home Economist and a member of the OHEA Board of Directors.
The Ontario Home Economics Association, a self-regulating body of professional Home Economists, promotes high professional standards among its members so that they may assist families and individuals to achieve and maintain a desirable quality of life.