SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- The Missouri Grocers Association wants to promote healthy eating habits and keep your shopping dollars in the local economy. It launched www.eatathomemissouri.com in January as a way to reach out to consumers to promote their members, who range from small retailers to independent grocery store chains.
The site shows you how to budget a shopping list, how to see the source of your food, and how to safely prepare healthy recipes. It also allows shoppers to print coupons to use in local grocery stores.
The sites creators say the first step to healthy eating is getting organized.
"To make healthy good decisions whether it's cutting calories, trying to stick with their new year's resolution or just trying to get organized so they're not just running into the grocery store, not buying smart and just becoming health conscious and budget friendly," said Janelle Haik, communications coordinator for the Missouri Grocers Association.
One way it helps you get organized is by letting you print a meal planner. You can plan meals for a day, a week, or a month, and it even has a grocery list so you know what foods you need to buy to make those meals.
The site also has kids activities such as a recipe book that shows you how to create recipes that your kids enjoy, and word mazes that you can print to keep kids entertained while you're cooking.