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Grocery shopping without a list is one of the easiest ways to rack up a long receipt at the checkout aisle. But the Burleigh County Extension Service is showing families ways to both save and find healthy choices at the store.
A handful of shoppers are getting quizzed at the market.
A place where everyday staples can add up quickly, helpful agents from the extension service are showing people ways to keep their shopping habits under control.
"Stretch their benefits a little farther and find the best deals in the grocery store, while getting the nutrition they need," said Burleigh County Extension Agent Peggy Candler.
The program called "Shopping Matters" is paid for by a Share Our Strength grant. The tour is meant to help both Snap and WIC recipients.
"I guess I didn`t know a whole lot about meat. How she said to try to get more reduced fat, lean." said shopper Jennifer Lorentzen from Baldwin.
"If it says 100 percent whole wheat, then it`s good, healthy bread," said Candler
From dairy to produce, shoppers learn what to look for and how to stay away from added sugar.
"When you have a toddler, it`s like, `Mommy, can I have this?` So that makes it a little bit harder," said Lorentzen.
Candler says rather than let your kids grab for candy or snacks, let them pick out something from the produce section. "Their treat for being good in the store. One way to get your kids to eat more fruits and vegetables."
The final way to save: Buy generic.
"It`s usually at least a dollar or so difference," said Baldwin.
Just a few ways to find a healthy alternative and save some change in your pocket at the grocery store.
The Extension Service will be offering the Shopping Matters tour every Thursday in March at the south Dan`s Supermarket in Bismarck.
The tours begin at 3:30, 4:30 and 5:30 p.m. Snap and WIC recipients will also receive a $10 gift card.