N.J. middle-schoolers learn about budgets and grocery shopping

05/14/2013 | Record (Hackensack, N.J.), The

New Jersey eighth-grade students have been learning about budgets, economics and how to stretch a dollar in the grocery store, thanks to home-economics teacher Claire O'Connor. The students from River Dell Middle School in River Edge shopped online with $32.32, the same amount issued weekly to individuals who receive food stamps under the Supplemental Nutritional Assistance Program. As part of the class, students also viewed the 2011 documentary "Food Stamped," and collected food donations for a local charity.

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