Identify grocery shopping strategies.
Identification should include
- making a prioritized list of items needed
- planning meals in advance
- selecting from availability of seasonal foods
- reviewing advertisements, coupons, and specials
- assessing cost-to-value for alternative brands and quantities
- assessing cost-to-value for shopping at alternative merchants or stores.
- Why does it help to make a list before going shopping?
- What are some nonessential items you regularly purchase at the grocery?
- What factors contribute to your selection process when given the option of multiple brands for any particular product?
- What can an item's packaging tell you about its contents?
- How can communication with family members improve your shopping efficiency?
- How do you prioritize items when shopping for others?
- What are some shopping strategies that can help you save money?
- Why is it important to encourage good nutrition in your family?
- Which regularly purchased grocery items might you sacrifice to improve your nutrition and save money?
- What percentage of your (or your family's) weekly budget should go toward grocery items?
- How does eating a meal at your favorite restaurant compare with the cost of purchasing those same items in a grocery?
- How can improved cooking skills improve the diversity of your menus/meals?
Other Related Standards
FCCLA National Programs
Families First: Balancing Family and Career
Families First: Families Today
Families First: Meet the Challenge
Financial Fitness: Spending
Power of One: A Better You
FCCLA: STAR Events (2019)
National Programs in Action
Nutrition and Wellness
National Standards for Family and Consumer Sciences Education
Analyze decisions about providing safe and nutritious food for individuals and families.
Apply current dietary guidelines in planning to meet nutrition and wellness needs.