Thursday, May 01, 2014

Receive $10 Gift Card and Tips for Shopping Healthy at Extension’s “Cooking Matters at the Store” Tour

Dr. Lydia Kaume, nutrition and health education specialist
Headquartered in Barton County
Tel: (417) 682-3579

LAMAR, Mo. – University of Missouri Extension is providing a guided grocery store tour in Lamar to help families buy healthy and affordable foods.

“Cooking Matters at the Store” is an interactive grocery store tour that teaches low-income families to shop for healthy, affordable food. Identical tours are planned from 2:30 p.m. to 4 p.m. on both May 19 and June 9 at the Walmart Supercenter, 29 SW 1St Ln, Lamar.

Participants will learn to find whole grains, buy fruits and vegetables on a tight budget, compare unit prices, and read food label according to instructor Dr. Lydia Kaume, a nutrition and health education specialist with University of Missouri Extension.

Participants will learn to buy fruits and vegetables on a budget, compare unit prices to find bargains, how to read and compare food labels, ways to identify whole grains and sticking to a shopping budget.

After the tour participants will receive a $10 gift card to the grocery store, a workbook full of recipes and simple tips on buying healthy and low-cost foods, and a reusable grocery bag.

Pre-registration is required for both of these events and can be made by calling (417) 682-3579 and leaving your name, phone number and preferred date.

For more information on nutrition, go online to or contact one of the nutrition and health specialists working in the Ozarks: Dr. Lydia Kaume in Barton County, (417) 682-3579; Dr. Pam Duitsman, in Greene County, (417) 881-8909; or Cammie Younger in Texas County, (417) 967-4545


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