Eat Healthy on a Budget

Eat Healthy in Your Corner Store

 

To learn more about healthy eating on a budget, click here. For more planning and shopping tips, check out Spend Smart, Eat Smart.

Download Leanne Brown’s Good and Cheap cookbook

 


Nutrition assistance programs can help

To find food resources such as pantries, soup kitchens, SHARE host sites, senior meal sites, and farmers’ markets, visit Philly Food Finder.

Need help putting food on your table? Check out some resources(en español | for seniors) that can help.

Additional programs can be found here on our resources page.

To find out if your organization qualifies for nutrition programming, contact one of the providers below:
School District of Philadelphia
Agatston Urban Nutrition Initiative
Drexel University
Einstein Health Care Network
Health Promotion Council
The Food Trust


Heart Smart corner stores

Some corner stores offer monthly health screenings for blood pressure and height and weight checks, healthy taste tests, nutrition education, and coupons to use on heart healthy foods. See if any of the participating stores are near you:

Store Name Address Time General Day* Upcoming Dates
Aladdin Food Market 6247 Elmwood Ave 19142 10-12 2nd Tuesday June 12
Maria’s Grocery 2863 N 5th St. 19133 10-12 2nd Tuesday June 12
Cedar Food Market 600 S. 52nd St. 19143 12:30-2:30 2nd Wednesday June 13
Jennifer’s Grocery 4823 Chester Ave 19143 10-12 2nd Wednesday June 13
3MNS 623 Fairmount Ave. 19123 10-12 3rd Tuesday June 19
New City Supermarket 1920 W. Susquehanna Ave 19121 1-3 4th Tuesday May 22, June 26
Deb Deli Grocery 6572 Lansdowne Ave 19151 12-2 4th Tuesday May 22, June 26
Cousin’s Supermarket 1943 N 6th St 19122 10-12 4th Tuesday May 22, June 26
Christian Food Market 2243 Christian St 19146 10-12 4th Thursday May 24, June 28
Olivares 1718 Wharton St 19146 1-3 4th Thursday May 24, June 28
Non-screening stores**        
8 Brothers Food Market 4500 Lancaster Ave 19131 1-3   May 31
AG Grocery 162 W. Dauphin St 19133 1-3   May 23, 30
Allegheny Mini Market 2615 W. Allegheny Ave 19132 10-12   May 24, 31
Nadia’s Grocery 6201 Vine St 19139 10-12   May 22
New Neighbor 4058 Girard Ave 19104 12:30-2:30   May 29
Save-a-lot 5601 Vine St 19139 10-12   May 22, 29

*Note- Days/dates subject to change

**Non-screening stores- these stores do not have health screenings, but offer nutrition education, taste tests and heart healthy resources.
For more information contact Michelle Abel, The Food Trust: 215-575-0444 x2199 or mabel@thefoodtrust.org

What’s Cooking?

Supermarkets
Supermarkets like Shop Rite and Giant often have dietitians/nutritionists on staff who provide store tours, cooking demos and healthy eating workshops. Stop in your local store to see if they offer any programs.

Hospitals
Hospitals often provide nutrition classes or support groups for the community. Check your local hospital’s website or call to see what they offer.

WIC and MANNA
WIC and MANNA offer nutrition counseling as well as other services for people at nutritional risk who qualify. For more information, contact your local WIC office or MANNA 215-496-2662 x5, www.mannapa.org

The Free Library’s Culinary Literacy Center offers healthy cooking classes, often times for free! For more information visit http://libwww.freelibrary.org/culinary/ .

For more planning and shopping tips, check out Spend Smart, Eat Smart.
Want a free downloadable cookbook? Check out Leanne Brown’s Good and Cheap: Eat Well on $4 a Day