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How to Stop Wasting Food

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From making breakfeast out of dinner leftovers to sniff taste testing products in your fridge, find out how you can avoid wasting so much food at home.

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Carol H (229)
Monday July 16, 2012, 11:39 am
noted, ty

John B (185)
Monday July 16, 2012, 1:09 pm
Thanks Cher for posting the Canadian Living article by Craig and Marc Kielburger. All eight tips/ideas were really great and quite useful.

Alyssa Riley (10)
Monday July 16, 2012, 1:21 pm
just buy what you need and eat the perishables first or incorperate them into every meal.

Robert O (12)
Monday July 16, 2012, 1:36 pm
Very useful. Thank you Cher.

Linda M (1748)
Monday July 16, 2012, 1:57 pm
Good info.

Robert Hardy (68)
Monday July 16, 2012, 3:06 pm
Good advice.

Elle B (84)
Monday July 16, 2012, 4:23 pm
TY Cher. Good ideas. Fruit water and fruit aides...Smoothies too :)

We are fortunate to have free [w/paid garbage/recycling] weekly curbside yard waste/compost pickup including any food waste and non-coated paper products with food material on them. Rarely have any garbage. The contracted company makes mulch products from it. We are still very many hungry people in the world...don't like wasting food at all.

Kay M (347)
Monday July 16, 2012, 6:22 pm

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Monday July 16, 2012, 6:44 pm
How to Stop Wasting Food

The essence of nutrition guidance is to provide the public with the best information available to assist them in making wise and nutritious food choices tosustain life and good health. As public officials in the U.S.
Department of Agriculture, we are deeply concerned that Americans not only have enough food but also that the public has enough information to know what food to purchase and how to prepare it.

While a healthy diet is the cornerstone to good health, meeting that goal can be a challenge. That is why we are delighted to offer this publication to the public. Recipes and Tips for Healthy, Thrifty Meals is more than a cookbook. The book provides basic cooking and food safety guidance. The menus presented here conform to the recommendations contained in the Dietary Guidelines for Americans and the USDA Food Guide Pyramid. The 40 recipes are quick, easy, tasty and economical.

We hope that you will find the recipes and other information provided in this book useful. At the back of the book is information on how to get more nutrition information. If you have comments or suggestions, let us hear from you.

Shirley R. Watkins Rajen S. Anand, Ph.D.
Under Secretary
Food, Nutrition and Center for Nutrition

Rajen S. Anand, Ph.D
Executive Director
Consumer Services Policy and Promotion

Talya H (10)
Monday July 16, 2012, 9:18 pm
Thanks for the article!

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Tuesday July 17, 2012, 2:53 am

Joy W (103)
Tuesday July 17, 2012, 3:57 am
Thank you for sharing these helpful tips.

David C (131)
Tuesday July 17, 2012, 8:11 am
very useful, this is one of my big pet peeves...waste and loss of opportunity to feed the starving....PS when you must get rid of food (non-meats) compost is a great way to create future good soil!

Gloria picchetti (304)
Tuesday July 17, 2012, 9:25 am
Good points. I very rarely waste food anymore. I only buy what I like instead of buying "what I should buy."

JL A (281)
Tuesday July 17, 2012, 3:15 pm
every little bit helps

Talya H (10)
Tuesday July 17, 2012, 6:00 pm
Thanks for the article!!

Shelly P (5)
Saturday July 21, 2012, 3:59 pm
All great ideas.Thanks for the post!!
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