You have probably heard about whole grains, and may have seen whole grain products at the grocery store. But what exactly is a whole grain? Do you know the difference between a refined grain and a whole grain? Why are food companies labeling the amount of whole grains on the packaging? This Thursday, April 5th, at the Centennial Library, we will be doing a workshop that answers these question-and any others you might have about whole grains. Learn about how to identify whole grains when at the grocery store by looking at examples of real grain product packaging and determining if it is a whole grain or refined grain. The workshop is from 2pm to 3pm, and the Centennial Library is located at 5740 Moog Rd Holiday, FL 34690.
Additionally, the workshop will also cover tips on how to shop for healthy foods on a budget. There is a misconception that healthy food is more expensive, so come learn how to shop for healthy meals while staying within your budget! According to the USDA’s food plan for the month of February (the most recent numbers at this time), the average family of four with two children between the ages of six to eleven would be considered “thrifty” if they spend $642.30 in groceries for the month, and have a “liberal” spending plan if they spend $1279.40, with other spending plans in between (based on meals and snacks being made at home). Where do you fall? Is your food shopping plan on the thrifty side, or the liberal side? If you are trying to think of ways to cut back on your grocery bill, then this Thursday’s class can help! Attendance is free and all are welcome to attend. Please sign up on Event Brite: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/4518-whole-grains-and-food-budgeting-tickets-44636577204 If you have any questions, please call the Pasco County Extension Office at 352-518-0481.