Food for Thought

Pledge to start reducing your food waste footprint. Our Food for Thought toolkit will provide you with helpful food storage guides, produce shelf life information, a meal planner and shopping guide, as well as printables for your fridge and freezer!

Find out how much food your household is wasting and ways to prevent that loss by taking the Food for Thought Challenge.

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Inside the Toolkit
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Food for Thought Meal Planner
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Buy only what you need! This planner will help you organize your meals for the entire week. Plan ahead and consider doubling a recipe for leftovers later in the week. As you plan out your meals, use the detachable shopping list to keep track of exactly what you’ll need.

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Eat First!
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These printable “Eat First!” signs are useful reminders. Designate a shelf in your fridge for foods and leftovers that should be eaten first to avoid throwing out food. Printable signs courtesy of the EPA. 

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Produce Shelf Life & Storage Guide
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Did you know mushrooms should be stored in a paper bag in the fridge? One of the best ways to reduce your food waste footprint is to study up on how to properly store your produce. Know which foods should be stored in the fridge and which should be stored in cool dark places. Get Fresh with Fruits and Vegetables—American Heart Association.

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Food for Thought Food Waste Challenge
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In 2013 Americans threw 35 million tons of food into landfills and incinerators. This challenge will help you to monitor how much food is going to waste in your home and how you can limit your food waste footprint. 

Additional Resources
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Guides & Tips
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Click on the links below for additional tips and guides regarding food storage, handling, and donating.

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In the News
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Mobiles Apps
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Download these mobile apps to help you be a food waste warrior!

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Get Involved
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Find ways to get involved locally!

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