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By Debbie Kuenning
UNL Extensior Educator 

UNL for Families: Reducing Food Waste

 

September 29, 2022



Reducing food waste can help individuals save approximately $370 per year. The average American family of four may be able to save close to $1,500 annually by preventing food waste. The USDA and the Environmental Protection Agency have a goal to cut our nation’s food waste by 50% by the year 2030. Food waste can occur along any part of the food chain. Consumers contribute to food waste through preparing more food than needed and throwing away the extra.

Here are 14 tips to help keep food safe, edible, and out of the trash can:

Shop the refrigerator before going to the store. Make sure to...



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