[bonus episode] Food Waste: Save Money & The Planet
Each year, the average family of four wastes an average of 1,000 pounds of food at home, resulting in $1,500 lost. Contrary to popular belief, consumers waste more food than farmers and grocers - households are responsible for over 40% of the food wasted in the United States. Dairy products and vegetables are estimated to make up almost 40% of the food wasted by consumers. Fruit, grain products, and meat, poultry, and fish are the other leading categories that contribute to food wasted by consumers.
Tune in to this episode to learn about:
- The many factors that contribute to food waste
- How and why food waste is bad for the environment
- How confusion over food label dates creates food waste
- Tips to minimize food waste in your own home
- Resources to help you shop better, meal plan, store food properly and more
The Sound Bites® Podcast is teaming up with the Food Bullying Podcast during March National Nutrition Month and National Agriculture Month to bring you information on Food Waste and Food Insecurity in a back-to-back bonus episode release.
For more information and resources visit the shownotes at www.SoundBitesRD.com/bonus