The Factors To Consider When Purchasing Food Are:
i. The Needs Of The Family: This includes the family’s nutritional requirements, likes and dislikes, food preferences and dietary restrictions of some members due to ill health.
ii. Size Of The Family: The number of persons to feed will affect the quantity of items to buy.
iii. Food Preservation And Storage Facilities available in the family.
iv. Food In Season: Foods are cheapest and at their best when in season.
v. Money Available For Food: It helps to determine the quantity and quality of food to buy.
vi. Where to buy food, this can be purchased in open market, supermarket or special stores.