Reduce Food Waste At Home

A little awareness and preparation can go a long way. The average family of four could save $1,500 per year by reducing their food waste.

Shop with a List

Before heading to the store, make a shopping list with specific recipes and meals in mind. Buy only what’s on the list, and be sure to check what you already have in your pantry and fridge before making new purchases.

The Freezer is Your Friend

Instead of throwing your leftovers or extra produce into the trash, hit the pause button by storing them in the freezer. They’ll keep their freshness and might help you put together a quick meal when you’re in a hurry.

Love Your Leftovers!

Leftovers don’t have to be boring—with just a few kitchen tricks, you can transform soft tomatoes into scrumptious salsa, or day-old rice into decadent fried rice.

Purchase Local, Seasonal Produce

Local, seasonal produce is fresher, lasts longer, and tastes better than produce that has traveled hundreds of miles. Try your local farmer’s market, or buy local, seasonal food directly from farmers through a Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) subscription.

Cook Root to Leaf

Challenge yourself to use the whole fruit or vegetable in your recipes throughout the week. Those leafy green tops are still perfectly edible and can be amazing additions to your recipes. Love carrots? Slice the carrots for a healthy snack, and then use the carrot greens for a delicious pesto on the side!

Store It, Save It

Did you know that potatoes should be stored away from onions, in a cool, dark place? Storing your food properly is one of the best ways to keep it fresh longer and prevent it from becoming waste.

Date Labels, Debunked!

Most date labels tell you about food quality, not food safety. Food can be safe to eat past its date label. Use smell, color, texture, and your best judgment to determine if food is still good to eat, rather than just relying on the date label.

Eat Me First

Create a designated “Eat Me First” section in your fridge—either a shelf, box, or basket—that is used to hold items that are about to go bad, or that have a short shelf life and need to be used quickly.

Demystify Your Fridge

Did you know that milk should never be stored in the side door of a fridge? That’s because the door is the warmest part, which leads to quicker spoilage. Learn more about temperature differences across your fridge, how to use the humidity drawers, and where to properly store food in your fridge to prevent food waste.


Store it, Save it!

Proper storage can go a long way to keep food fresh and tasty for as long as possible.

6 Hacks to Waste Less Food

Find out how you can recrisp vegetables, use bruised berries, set your refrigerator up for success, and more.

4 Things to Do Before Grocery Shopping

Our battle against wasted food begins with a savvy meal plan.

Become a Zero Waste Chef

Most of us don’t want to waste food, but in the dash to make dinner, food waste might not be the first thing on our minds.

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