At first, making
a meal plan for your family might seem like a huge project! But
it really is not hard at all. Once you get used to it, making
a meal plan every week will seem easy. It will also make life
easier for you!
Planning meals will help you to:
decide what foods to buy
include foods from all of the food groups for greater variety
improve your eating habits
help you to save money and keep to a budget
look ahead so that you can use up your leftovers and decrease food waste and spoilage
This material was funded by USDA’s Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program in cooperation with the
Maryland Department of Human Resources and the University of Maryland. The University of Maryland Extension
will not discriminate against any person because of race, age, sex, color, sexual orientation,
physical or mental disability,
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and gender identity or expression.
The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program
assistance to people
with low income. It can help you buy nutritious foods for a better diet. To find out more,
contact the Maryland Department of Human Resources at 1-800-332-6347 or apply online at www.marylandsail.org.