Nearly one-third of the food we purchase ends up in the trash. This food waste stems from a variety of reasons–we bought food for a specific recipe and have some remaining, we ate out rather than cooked, we forgot we had it, or we think the food is almost too old to use or repurpose.
Regardless of why the loss in dollars and impact on the environment add up. Conserving food is part of our history. In World War I, Americans were challenged to avoid wasting food as part of the war effort. Based on this conservation theme, this food-focused webinar highlights how we can use and eat food responsibly, such as “buy wisely, cook carefully, eat completely.” From purchase to cooking, this session will address proper food storage, food solutions to maximize food use and minimize waste while maximizing nutrition.