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Jun 20, 2022

”Sticker shock” is typically associated with big ticket items, such as vehicles, major household appliances and electronics. However, “sticker shock” is now hitting Americans at the grocery store checkout line. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, consumers paid 11.9% more for food eaten at home in May than in May 2021. Lisa Martin, an agent for K-State Research and Extension’s Shawnee County Office, says it’s possible to control rising grocery costs and still maintain a healthful diet.

Sound Living is a weekly public affairs program addressing issues related to families and consumers. It is hosted by Jeff Wichman. Each episode shares the expertise of K-State specialists in fields such as child nutrition, food safety, adult development and aging, youth development, family resource management, physical fitness and more.

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K‑State Research and Extension is a short name for the Kansas State University Agricultural Experiment Station and Cooperative Extension Service, a program designed to generate and distribute useful knowledge for the well‑being of Kansans. Supported by county, state, federal and private funds, the program has county Extension offices, experiment fields, area Extension offices and regional research centers statewide. Its headquarters is on the K‑State campus in Manhattan.