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Just because your budget is limited doesn't mean that you need to sacrifice a nutritious diet. USDA has a number of resources on how to eat well within a budget, including recipes and best practices for shopping and buying nutritious foods.

Make MyPlate your plate! The goal of nutrition education is to help people make healthy food choices within a limited budget and choose active lifestyles. MyPlate is USDA's food icon and tool for communicating the Dietary Guidelines for Americans. Along with the plate are seven simple nutrition messages for consumers and helpful education resources. Sign up to be a Community Partner in the Nutrition Communicators Network and share messages about MyPlate and the Dietary Guidelines with your community. You can also download free MyPlate materials to use at your organization.

The MyPlate SuperTracker web tool is a great way to keep up with your daily physical activities and food choices, and can help you make decisions about how to lead a healthier lifestyle. We also recommend that you visit www.nutrition.gov for shopping tips, food safety information, and nutrition education curricula available from the federal government.

Another great resource for healthy eating is SNAP-Ed Connection. The site provides nutrition education materials for people all of ages that help improve diets and their lives. Visit the Resource Library for recipes and tips for shopping on a budget. Use the State Gate to see what nutrition education partners are running SNAP-Ed nutrition education programs for low-income populations in your community.