Saving: Kids learn to shop on a budget

February 6, 2009 2:26:52 PM PST
Fourth graders from Penn Wood Elementary School took over the aisles of the West Chester ShopRite Friday morning. Their mission, feed a family of four, for four days, on a $100 budget.

And by the way, no junk food!

The shopping field trip was the culmination of weeks of learning about nutrition, measurement, problem-solving and math.

The students scoured the store circulars, looking for nutritious choices at good prices.

They learned to choose bananas over Oreos, and whole wheat over white bread.

Chaperones helped the students keep track of their spending. And both the parent chaperones and teachers were impressed with how serious the students were about making good choices and sticking to their budgets.

Plus, the students gained an appreciation of what their parents and guardians go through every week to shop for and provide healthy food for them.

To help you plan your food shopping each week, we run down the best deals from local supermarket circulars every Friday and post them under the Weekly Sales tab here on the Saving with 6abc page. To check out this week's good buys, CLICK HERE.

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