It’s Time to Take the $10 Challenge!

March 29, 2013 at 7:28 am Leave a comment

Here’s how it works,  folks:

10 Dollar Challenge

Step 1:  Find $10.

Step 2:  Go to the store.

Step 3:  Buy at least one HEALTHY item from each food group.  When the items are combined, they should make at least one complete meal for four people.

  • Grains
    • Go for whole grains
    • Pro Tip:  Check ingredient list to make sure a whole grain is listed first
  • Fruit
    • Fresh fruit on sale or in season
    • Fruit canned in juice or light syrup
    • Frozen fruit with no added sugar
  • Vegetable
    • Fresh veggies on sale or in season
    • Canned veggies that are low sodium or have no salt added
    • Frozen veggies with no added fat or sodium
  • Dairy
    • Low-fat or non-fat
    • Pro Tip: Watch that sugar content!
  • Protein
    • Think lean!
    • Pro Tip: Remember that vegetable protein sources can be both tasty and inexpensive

 Step 4: Check out

Step 5: Email photos of your receipt and grocery haul to Rebecca at rblauw@gcfb.org by 11:59pm on Sunday, April 14, 2013.

Step 6:  Enjoy your delicious bounty.  If you want to let us know how you used your groceries, that’s cool too.

The person who meets all the criteria of the challenge and gets the closest to $10 without going over will be named Supreme Shopper and receive a fabulous prize.  If there is a tie, other criteria will be considered.  The winner will be announced via the blog and facebook.

Happy shopping!

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This material was partially funded by the State of Michigan with federal funds from the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program by way of the Michigan Nutrition Network at the Michigan Fitness Foundation. This work is supported in part by the Michigan Department of Human Services, under contract number ADMIN-10-99011. Any opinions, findings, conclusions or recommendations expressed in this publication are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the view of the Michigan Fitness Foundation or the Michigan Department of Human Services. In accordance with Federal law and USDA policy, these institutions are prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, religion, political beliefs or disability. To file a complaint of discrimination, write USDA, Director, Office of Civil Rights, 1400 Independence Avenue, S.W., Washington, D.C. 20250-9410 or call (800) 795-3272 (voice) or (202) 720- 6382 (TTY). USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer. The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program provides nutrition assistance to people with low income. It can help you buy nutritious foods for a better diet. To find out more contact the toll free Michigan Food Assistance Program Hotline at (855) ASK-MICH. Space-Limited USDA/DHS/MNN Credit Statement This material was partially funded by the State of Michigan with federal funds from the United States Department of Agriculture Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program by way of the Michigan Nutrition Network at the Michigan Fitness Foundation. These institutions are prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, religion, political beliefs or disability. People who need help buying nutritious food for a better diet call the toll free Michigan Food Assistance Program Hotline: (855) ASK-MICH.

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