Hello, this Shatonia McCarty, a registered dietitian with this weeks Upgrade Your Health message.  Eating healthy is difficult, but more and more there are healthier choices for you to choose from.  Even if your on the go.

Shatonia McCarty, MS, RD, LDN

Believe it or not, there are many ways to save money and stretch your food dollars.  We always hear eating healthy is expensive, but I am here to say that with some planning and strategy, eating healthy on a budget is possible.

Here are three main steps to accomplishing this task.  1. Plan before you shop 2. Purchase the items on your list, at the best price and 3. Prepare your meals.  This will stretch your dollars.  For more info on how to eat healthy on a budget, refer to choosemyplate.gov for some helpful tips.

Listen for Upgrade Your Health for weekly info on how to eat right, exercise and live a healthy life.  It airs every Monday at 1:20 p.m. during the Midday Show with Gina Cook on The Peoples Station 107 JAMZ.