Planning & Shopping 2017-09-01T13:36:59+00:00

Planning & Shopping

Looking to learn how to make better choices when it comes to planning and shopping your Hometown Proud IGA? Just click on the photos below to be taken to trusted sources ranging from MyPlate to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to Fruits and Veggies — More Matters for the insights you need. And check back frequently because content is changing all the time!


What’s in Season this Fall?

Fall’s bounty brings an endless array of options for healthy eating. Check out what’s in season now at your local IGA—and how to prepare these awesome fruits and vegetables—with help from our friends at Fruit & Veggies More Matters!

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September is… Family Meals Month!

Did you know that regular family meals are linked to higher grades and self-esteem, healthier eating habits and weights, and less risky behavior? Discover how one small change per week can improve your family’s health and happiness. See more—including meal planning tips, recipes and advice on the how to tap into the power of family meals—by joining the National Family Meals Month movement.

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Mini fridge

10 Tips for a Smarter College Mini-Fridge

College food doesn’t have to be cold pizza, ramen noodles and cereal—especially if there’s a mini-fridge in the dorm room. Try these 10 tips for a smarter college mini-fridge, featuring healthier grab-and-go breakfasts, study snacks, and creative lunch options.

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Learn about Milk Fat Percentages

Ever wonder what the different colored caps on milk really mean? Learn about milk fat percentages and what they mean for your health.

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10 Ways to Curb Food Waste in the Kitchen

Nearly a third of all of the food we purchase each week ends up in the trash. Find out how you can do you part to curb food waste.

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Healthy Menu Ideas: Just in Time for September Fruits and Veggies – More Matters Month

Looking for healthy menu ideas for fall? Check out these breakfast, lunch and dinner menus with plenty of fruits and veggies thrown in, making them perfect balanced menu plans for September Fruits & Veggies—More Matters Month.

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