(DES MOINES) As gas prices rise, so do the prices consumers have to pay for food that’s trucked to their favorite stores. ISU Extension Nutritionist Jody Gatewood says, get ready.
“On the consumer price index; the dairy and your meat, poultry and fish, you’re going to see the biggest prices in those types of items,” said Gatewood. “Fruit will go up, but it didn’t look like it was going to rise quite as much.”
So, if you’re not already doing so, she says check the ads, including online specials and coupons, and try substituting a meat dish one night with a bean dish; an economical source of protein.
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