Eating healthy on a budget

MARQUETTE — Eating healthy can be a hard task for anyone, especially while going through college. Fortunately for NMU students, there are resources available to help them obtain healthy eating habits.

Personal chef and health coach, Mary Malnor, hosted a workshop to help NMU students learn how to eat healthy while on a college budget. They learned how to make the most of their money at the grocery store, along with making delicious and healthy meals.

“We all know that getting through college is hard to do on a budget,” said Leadership Programs Coordinator Savannah Mallo, “and it’s just fascinating to realize what healthy choices you can be making. Even just little tips like not going to the grocery store hungry. We all know that, but I think we do it anyway, and just small everyday ways to make better choices and then overall you’re being a healthier person.”

Students also learned about creating a shopping list, knowing when produce items are in season, how to prepare meals for a week, and many other helpful hints.

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Caleb M. Scanlon is a reporter for ABC 10 / CW 5 and joined the news team in 2015. He grew up in Negaunee, where he attended Negaunee High School. Caleb completed his Bachelor's degree in Media Production and New Technologies from Northern Michigan University with a minor in Communication Studies. Caleb interned with ABC 10 / CW 5 in the fall of 2014. During his free time, Caleb enjoys spending time with his wife Samantha, his kids Fred and Lucy, and his cats Scotty, Remus, and Fitzgerald. Caleb plays a multitude of musical instruments and performs in a band called Concord Through Keys. When there isn't snow on the ground, Caleb can often be found at Al-Quaal playing disc golf.