Marilyn Ash Samet: Saving on healthy food

March 16, 2013 

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


News & Observer is pleased to provide this opportunity to share information, experiences and observations about what's in the news. Some of the comments may be reprinted elsewhere in the site or in the newspaper. We encourage lively, open debate on the issues of the day, and ask that you refrain from profanity, hate speech, personal comments and remarks that are off point. Thank you for taking the time to offer your thoughts.

Commenting FAQs | Terms of Service