Healthy lifestyles Nutrition Eating on a budget

Eating on a budget

Everyone wants to eat healthy while keeping costs down. There are ways to eat healthy, prepare healthy meals for your family, and stick to your budget.


Where to start

Plan ahead. Plan your meals for the week so that when you go to the grocery store, you're only buying what you need for the week and can also use similar ingredients for multiple meals.

Find healthy recipes. Research some new and interesting healthy recipes that the whole family will love, or supplement ingredients in recipes you already have with healthier options.

More about eating healthy on a budget


Food security

Oxford County is one of the richest areas in Ontario for prime agricultural land. Yet, more than half of us don't eat the recommended daily intake of fruits and vegetables, and 1 in 10 of us felt food insecure last year. Ensuring everyone has access to good food is part of living in a healthy community.


See the latest info on how much it costs to feed a family in Oxford County. Read the 2015 Nutritious Food Basket bulletin.