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Meal planning and cooking guide created to help people on food assistance and others better utilize their resources. This book contains health information, grocery shopping tips, meal planning guides, and easy instruction on cooking and the use of leftovers. With simple-to-read, image-based instruction, it teaches the basics on how to budget, plan meals, make shopping lists, and prepare food. The book assumes no prior cooking experience, and while anyone can benefit from the book regardless of income level, it makes a particular effort to demonstrate preparation for foods commonly acquired at food pantries.

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Food Preparation, Budget, Meal Planning, Food Assistance


Nutrition | Osteopathic Medicine and Osteopathy | Public Health | Public Health Education and Promotion

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Read more about the development of this handbook in a UNE profile of Ben Slocum.


Creation of this handbook was sponsored by Hannaford Supermarkets, in partnership with the Biddeford, ME Department of Health and Welfare.

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