What $10 Can Buy
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Healthy foods do not have to be expensive! Compare these two shopping lists. Which list has healthier food choices? Which list has the best buys?
- 1 large bag (20 oz.) potato chips = $4.19
- 2-liter bottle, cola = $1.49
- 1 small bag (2.5 oz.) beef jerky = $2.19
- 1 ensaymada (sweet bread) = $1.50
- 1 chocolate candy bar = $0.65
- Total Cost = $10.02 (based on prices in the metropolitan Washington, DC, area)
- 5 bananas = $1.00 ½ pound (0.23 kg) grapes = $1.50
- 2 red apples = $1.69
- 1 pound (0.45 kg) bag carrots = $1.00
- 1 orange = $0.69
- 1 cucumber = $0.60
- 2 6-ounce containers low-fat yogurt = $2.00
- 1 gallon spring water = $1.00
- Total Cost = $9.48 (based on prices in the metropolitan Washington, DC, area)
Make smart choices: Save money, and eat heart healthy!
Source: Adapted from the HHS Office on Women’s Health, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, BodyWorks Toolkit.
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Information on this page is taken from the English print version of “Healthy Heart, Healthy Family: A Community Health Worker's Manual.” U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, National Institutes of Health, National Heart Lung and Blood Institute, NIH Publication No. 08-3674, Originally Printed 1999, Revised May 2008.
Last Updated March 2012