This week as a part of their budget project in economics, the senior class participated in a field trip to Kroger. The budget project is intended to increase students' knowledge of the financial responsibility of living on their own and increasing their financial independence. In the most recent section of the project, students were asked to create a meal plan for a week of home cooked meals, followed by a grocery list of ingredients to complete their plan. They used the trip to Kroger to determine the cost of their meals and which products they could substitute for something else at a better price. The project will continue with sections including housing costs, living costs, student budgets and after college career expectations.