4 Tips on Meal Planning Made Easy

March marks National Nutrition Month, a month dedicated to focusing attention on the importance of making informed food choices and developing sound eating and physical activity habits. This week we have Molly Ward, RD, CDN, CDE Whitney Young Health’s Registered Dietitian and Certified Diabetes Educator giving you the (easy) tips on how you and your family can meal plan. 

One of the most effective ways to cut back on food waste is planning ahead. You might ask, “How do I plan ahead?” Let’s walk through the steps together!

1. Map out your meals

2. Make a grocery list from your meal plan.


4. Do as much meal prep as you can on your days off

  • Examples: bake chicken breasts, chop and wash vegetables/fruits so ready to eat or cook, make lunches for the week, etc.)
  • Planning ahead does take time and commitment but the payoffs of saved food, money, reduced stress and improved eating habits are well worth it. Try it out!

For more information or if you want to make an appointment with Molly Ward, RD, CDE, call Whitney Young Health at (518) 465-4771.