If your main goal is to save money, it’s best to shop alone. Children won’t be there to ask for items that are not on your list or put things in your cart. It will also be easier to compare prices and products to get the best buy. And your shopping trip will probably be shorter. On the other hand, shopping with children has advantages, too. It’s an opportunity to teach them about foods and health, and let them choose healthy foods they might like. If you do take children, plan ahead. Make sure they are not hungry or tired. Plan what and how many choices you will let them have. For example, you might let them choose a vegetable, a fruit, a healthy cereal or snack, or a fun shape of pasta. Then check out in a child-friendly aisle to avoid tempting candy and treats. Plan ahead to get the most from your shopping experience!