The biggest increase in food prices since 2009 has some Muskokans wanting to tighten their belts. According to Stats Canada, Food prices rose 4.8 per cent during the 12 months to November and consumers paid 5.7 per cent more for food at grocery stores. Registered Dietician, from The Simcoe Muskoka District Health Unit, Mary Ellen Deane took the time to offer these tips and ideas on how you can grocery shop on a budget:
Creating a Grocery List:
Planning a Menu for the Week:
The Better Buy:
Being Aware of the Marketing:
For more information on the latest Consumer Price Index visit: http://www.statcan.gc.ca/subjects-sujets/cpi-ipc/cpi-ipc-eng.htm.