Saving on healthy food
Regarding the March 10 article “Experts ponder meaning of drop in coupon use”: The decline may be due to a factor unrelated to expiration dating or manufacturer requirements. Hopefully, it relates to a new awareness of guidelines for healthy foods.
Most food coupons are come-ons for processed foods, high in sodium, sugars, fats and additives. They beckon with ease of preparation, ease of storage for busy parents and enticing tastiness for children.
We go through the coupon ads as they appear in our newspapers or mailboxes. I find fewer for me to clip than in past years. Nonfood items are on a different level, still, homemakers know that some brands suit their needs more than others, and coupons are not enough to change their choices.
Marilyn Ash Samet