Start by making small changes in the way you shop, prepare and store your food. Try one or more of these tips.

  1. Shop with meals in mind.
  2. Prep now and eat later.
  3. Keep it fresh.
  4. Eat what you buy.
  5. Measure your wasted food.

Why does it matter?

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Watch this video to follow the journey of a strawberry from the farm to the refrigerator to understand all that it takes to bring your food to you. 

 
 
 

SHOP WITH MEALS IN MIND

If you go to the store without a list, you are likely to buy 40 percent more than you meant to. Make a meal plan before you go. Shop your cupboards and freezer first. Make a shopping list. Stick to it.

PREPARE NOW AND EAT LATER

Preparing ingredients ahead of time can make it easier to create meals later in the week as well as save time, effort and money.

KEEP IT FRESH

Help your food stay fresher, taste better and last longer by storing it in the right place.

EAT WHAT YOU BUY

Use up leftovers and the ingredients you have before buying more. You'll waste less, save more and may even find a new favorite dish.

MEASURE YOUR WASTED FOOD

Measure how much food your family throws away. Get to know what and how much food is being wasted. Then you know if you’re making progress.