The Cost of Eating Well

Food Basket

Nutritious Food Basket Survey

Each year, Elgin St. Thomas Public Health uses a survey called the Nutritious Food Basket (NFB) to measure the cost of a healthy diet for families and individuals. The survey looks at foods from Canada’s Food Guide, including: fruits and vegetables, whole grains, milk & alternatives, and meat & alternatives.


People struggle to afford a healthy diet.  Check out some resources below to help you make ends meet.

A Few Ways to Stretch Your Food Budget:   

Grocery shopping with little money can be stressful.  Many people may purchase less healthy options to cope. There are many ways to easily stretch your budget to buy healthy foods.

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Last Updated: May 24, 2017