Any diet is more expensive if you buy pre-made, so the more you do yourself, the more you save!
- Buy whole foods and cook them yourself to save money. For example, plain dry rice is a fraction of pre-seasoned boxed rice.
- Buy in bulk, directly from growers for even more savings. Join a Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) or food co-op.
- Special diet foods can be deducted on taxes.
- Schools can provide special diet meals if you qualify, reduced- or free-lunch and breakfast programs.
- Even if you have food stamps, or just a very tight budget, you can still feed your child healthy choices and avoid food allergens.