Eating Healthy Does NOT Have to be Expensive!!

Good Morning D2F Family and Friends!

Today I have food on the brain.  It seems to be a  struggle with what I should be eating on a DAILY basis.  Of course, I enjoy eating fast food on occasion but hamburgers and french fries get old really quick and I find myself  bored with my limited menu.  It also doesn’t help that  food prices are at an all time high( its almost cheaper to eat a $1 hamburger than to buy fresh meat and produce at the store)… so sad but it’s our reality.

Going to the grocery store can be depressing for someone on a small budget but I’ve found a tool through eatright.org on the 3 P’s: Eating Healthy on a Budget.  I plan to start using this as a guide to help me with eating healthier foods that are also affordable.  I’ll keep you posted on my progress but I’ll leave you with the link to the website and a few of the tips. If you have any suggestions on where to shop for  healthy and reasonably priced foods in the Chicago-land area please leave a comment on the post! Also share any healthy recipes that I along with other readers could use as we become more conscious and healthier eaters TOGETHER:)

                                                                                http://www.choosemyplate.gov/downloads/PlanPurchasePrepare.pdf

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PAUSE…..for National Woman HIV & AIDS Awareness Day

PAUSE from your Saturday activities and join us as we recognize National Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day. The African American community is in an extreme health crisis and we must create a legacy of good health to pass on to future generations. African American women and girls continue to be disproportionately affected, and our rate of HIV infection in 2010 was TWENTY times that of white women and girls. We must help ourselves and our daughters! The crisis we ignore today may be catastrophic tomorrow!

“PAUSE …” is an engaging 2-hour symposium designed for women and girls ages 12 and up! You will be enlightened by personal stories of
HIV/AIDS, empowered through education shared by medical and health professionals and encouraged to take action with a toolkit that will assist you in empowering others to PAUSE! Free HIV testing provided.

Saturday, March 9, 2013
12 (noon) – 2 p.m.

~FREE ADMISSION ~ FREE HIV TESTING~ FREE ADMISSION~

DuSable Museum Auditorium
Illinois Black Legislators’ Auditorium
740 East 56th Place, Chicago, IL
Reception immediately following event

~TO REGISTER GO TO: www.demoiselle2femme.org

SPONSORED BY:
Demoiselle 2 Femme, NFP~ South Side Help Center
Office on Women’s Health ~ U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

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