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With grocery prices spiking, can folks still eat healthy on a budget?

A family looking at fruits in a grocery store.
Greta Hoffman

Registered dietitian Natalie Allen offers advice.

Our weekly program, Missouri State Journal, is a collaboration between KSMU Radio and Missouri State University. It's hosted and produced by MSU's Office of Strategic Communication, and it airs each Tuesday morning at 9:45 a.m. on KSMU. 

As Americans continue to deal with inflation, many people are feeling the pinch at the grocery store.

Prices for essential food items like eggs, fruits and vegetables, meat and pasta have spiked considerably. With grocery bills getting bigger, is it still possible to eat healthy within budget?

While it may be challenging and require more planning, it is possible, according to registered dietitian Natalia Allen. Allen, who’s also clinical assistant professor of Nutrition and Dietetics at Missouri State University, shares some helpful tips and ideas.

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A native of Malaysia, Emily moved to Springfield in 2010 and started working at Missouri State University in 2014. She’s currently the assistant director in the Office of Strategic Communication. She has a BA in Mass Communications from Colorado State University-Pueblo and a Master of Journalism from Carleton University in Ottawa, Canada.
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