How much will I save on average by switching to healthier snacks?
The amount you save depends on how many snacks your household eats a day. If your household switches two items for healthier items each day, you would save an average of 65 cents a day. This amount adds up quickly and will reach $218.00 dollars a year. Now that is only for two snacks! If you are a family of four and you and your spouse eat one snack each and your kids eat two snacks each that is a total of six snacks a day. You can easily double or even triple the savings each year by switching more snacks or all of your snacks to healthier, cheaper options.
Amanda Stevens, Dietetic Intern, University of Missouri-Columbia
Candance Gabel, M.S. R.D., Assistant Program Director, College of Human Environmental Sciences, University of Missouri Extension
Last update: Tuesday, December 09, 2008