Understanding Pricing

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Compare Prices

This month our friends at Cooking Matters have come up with a few tips to help shoppers understand pricing at the grocery store.  These quick tips can help you save money on the foods you love most!

Use the unit price to find the best buy. With the unit price (typically a price per pound or ounce), you can compare:

    • The same food in different form (like whole carrots and baby carrots)
      Foods in different size containers (like a half-gallon and whole gallon of milk)
    • Foods in a similar category or food group (like a pound of zucchini and a pound of asparagus)
    • Different brands of the same food (like name-brand or store-brand cereal)
    • Want to learn more? For more information on comparing unit prices, refer to this Cooking Matters video.

Related Resources

Recipes

Looking for holiday recipes the whole family will enjoy? Try these delicious Recipes:

Sautéed Greens

Orange Glazed Carrots

Holiday Roasted Butternut Squash

Other Resources

The new Cooking Matters app for Android makes it simple to feed your family healthy foods, on any budget! Visit CookingMatters.org/app to plan meals with the touch of a button.

Exploring Food Together is a Cooking Matters toolkit of simple activities that adults can use to help kids learn about new foods and start building the skills to make healthy food choices.

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