A few months back, I put the kids through one of my famous family experiments (not again mom!!!) where for one month we weighed every ounce of edible food that was thrown out.
By month’s end, we totaled over 20 pounds of good edible food that was thrown in the trash. I’m not talking about apple or potato peels here, I’m talking about pizza crust, vegetables that were pushed to the side, even prepared food that fell on the floor.
It was appalling. Not only were we wasting food but I was also wasting 20 pounds of food’s worth of money.
As a result, we’ve made some changes on how I buy, cook, and store our food.
This story got picked up by WMUR in NH and ran on the news show as a featured segment.
Attached to this post is the ebook (.pdf) file of what we did and how. It also explains how you can do this in your household if you desire (which, trust me, if you have kids would be a great educational exercise).
waste not want not 3-10 – the story of how measuring edible food waste for one month changed how we viewed food.