Use this document to teach students how to meal plan and organize a trip to the grocery store.
At the top of the sheet, write the dates to which this sheet will apply.
You may consider writing things in the “Special Concerns” area such as
-Birthday day meals and treats
-Guests with specific dietary needs such as allergies or diabetes
-Upcoming trips to specialty stores, orchards, or farmer’s markets
-Upcoming vacations or periods of travel where food will need to be eaten before departure or food that will be taken as part of the trip
-Overabundance of leftovers
Extra treats and meals that need to be prepared for fundraisers, church, work events, community events, or for family and friends
Special food-prepping gatherings such as “freezer-to-slow cooker” parties
Behind each item on the list, it could be indicated whether or not a coupon is available, the expected price of the item, or to buy multiples.
Encourage students to plan meals with a variety and balance of nutrients, colors, textures, and flavors.
This document works well to support post-secondary planning for students on those types of IEPs.
Each sheet is similar, except in the headings. One sheet uses "Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner." Another sheet uses "Breakfast, Dinner, Supper." The final sheet uses "Breakfast, Lunch, Supper."