Column: How to manage nutritious meals amid dramatic rise in food costs

Worldwide, food systems have been challenged by limited supply and distribution due to the pandemic, the Ukraine war, Midwestern avian flu and climate change. These have resulted in increased food costs in nearly every food category, and realistically, prices are not likely to decrease soon. Yet regardless of how high food prices soar, to maintain health, our bodies still require that we consume adequate calories and more than 40 essential nutrients. Here are ideas for how to affordably feed ourselves, along with vital cooking information.