WHY SHOULD WE CARE ABOUT FOOD WASTE?

 

TIPS ON DECREASING FOOD WASTE AT HOME

  1. Make a shopping list. Take an inventory of your pantry, refrigerator and freezer before going to the store to prevent overbuying. Plan at least a few meals for each week. Coordinate your meals so you aren’t using completely different ingredients for every recipe. For example, plan to eat broccoli as a side one night and in a casserole the next.
  2. Save and store your leftovers safely. If you don’t think you will be able to eat your leftovers within three days, store them in the freezer and label/date them. Got a few extra ingredients? Don’t throw them away! Check out the SuperCook app or website to get new recipes.
  3. Compost. If it’s not safe for human consumption, consider composting. Even vegetable peels don’t have to go to waste. Backyard composting is a great way to keep food waste out of the landfill and provide nutrition for your garden. You also can find small composting containers that you can keep in your home.

(Information from Mayo Clinic Health System)

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