The Shopping List Of Food Essay examples

1083 Words Dec 1st, 2015 5 Pages
The shopping list I created for one week’s worth of meals consisted of two adults and two children age nine to eleven. As I created the shopping list which consisted of breakfast, lunch, snack, and dinner, according to the USDA, the cost of food was to be budgeted at $150.50 for thrifty plan and $197.90 for low cost plan. The prices for the items on my shopping list were from Stop and Shop. Though creating a healthy meal for the family is difficult, it involves planning and spending wise decisions in order to accommodate with the budget. Once the goal of the budget has been made, the difficult task comes when creating meals for a certain period of time. As stated before the budget for the USDA is quite low, especially for a family of four, ages nine to eleven. At this age, teenagers need adequate nutrition, they also tend to eat larger amount of foods, because they are starting puberty and their body is developing as well. As I made the list, on some days I tended to have the sandwiches, and tuna, salads, small yet healthy meals. However, the budget for the meals I made cost $260.88. The reason being was because Stop and Shop was a bit expensive. As I made adjustments and decided to take off some food on the shopping list, the total came out to $178.20 which was still over budget. There was not a lot of generic brands and many of the quantities in the packages were not enough to feed a family of four. If one is going to feed the family, it is better for them to be well fed…

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