Budget Concerns

Many patients feel they cannot afford to eat healthy, but this is because they are thinking of the "healthier" versions of processed foods, eg the organic cookies. Eating lower on the food chain and eating less processed foods, however, can actually save people a lot of money.

Ideas for Healthy Eating on a Budget Spanish Version - some meal and snack suggestions and tips for healthy shopping on a budget

Save Money The Planet and Your Health - lists the cost of various foods in categories, e.g. bulk brown rice vs. packaged cereal, dried beans vs. hot dogs for protein, etc.

Good and Cheap - a wonderful little cookbook by Leanne Brown aimed at those eating on $4 per day from SNAP

Check out the Environmental Working Group's Good Food on a Tight Budget

Also see Addressing Food Security

Foraging for the Underserved: Wild Medicine and Food of Northern California and Beyond PDF -Fasih Hameed, MD