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Healthy Cents

A Healthy Living series from the U of I Extension Office

Healthy Living video series

Want a healthy start to the new year, while maintaining a healthy budget? Join the University of Illinois Extension Office and us for Healthy Cents.

We'll be offering the first 4 sessions, pre-recorded on our website beginning Tuesday, January 5th. Then in February, join the live Zoom sessions! This series focuses on:

  • Making Healthy Choices on a Budget
  • Decreasing Food Expenses
  • Developing a Food Budget
  • Planning a Meal, and
  • Food Shopping on a Budget

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Healthy Text Program


What is Healthy Food? How Can I Afford It?

Available beginning January 5, 2021 - click above for video & links below for handouts and recipe!

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Berry Good Pizza

Smart Shopping for Fruits and Vegetables

Available beginning January 12, 2021 - click above for the video & the links below for handouts and recipes!

Take Home Tips #1

Take Home Tips #2

Saving Money on Food Away From Home

Available beginning January 19, 2021 - click above for the video & the links below for handouts and recipes!

Handouts

Healthy Snacks You Can Afford

Available beginning January 26, 2021 - click above for the video & the links below for handouts and recipes!

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Healthy Trail Mix

Container Gardening

Now Available the Feb 16th, 2021 Session - click above for the video & the links below for handouts and recipes!

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Making Choices Between Food Needs & Food Wants

Now Available the Feb 23rd, 2021 Session - click above for the video & the links below for handouts and recipes!

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Community Food Assistance Programs

Now Available the March 2nd, 2021 Session - click above for the video & the links below for handouts and recipes!

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Developing a Spending Plan that Works for You

Now Available the March 9th, 2021 Session - click above for the video & the links below for handouts and recipes!

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Food Budgeting Made Easy

Now Available the April 6th, 2021 Session - click above for the video & the links below for handouts and recipes!

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Meal Planning to Make Life Simpler

Join Us Tuesday April 13th, live on Zoom

Handouts

Unit Pricing & Other Shopping Strategies

Join Us Tuesday April 20th, live on Zoom

Handouts

Developing a Spending Plan that Works for You

Join Us Tuesday April 27th, live on Zoom

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Catch the rest of the Series Live via ZOOM!

Next Session Tuesday, April 13th at 3pm

Register Here

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