How to Save $2000 on Groceries This Year? Conduct a Family Food Waste Audit by Alison Mountford

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How to Save $2000 on Groceries This Year? Conduct a Family Food Waste Audit

A typical family of four puts over $2000 worth of food in the trash per year! Not only is this a financial disaster, it’s terrible for the environment, too. So, how do you know what you're tossing out and learn to change? Start with a food waste audit! (It’s way more fun than it sounds, I promise.)

  • Get the whole family to write down the amount and reason for throwing edible food away.
  • Be sure to keep track for a week, then have a family meeting to find patterns in the data.
  • Next time you go grocery shopping or do your dinner meal planning, you can make small but meaningful changes to your purchases.

Now, how will you spend that extra cash? 

Don't forget to join the Great Food Waste Challenge to get support and monthly activities to save time, money and the planet.

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Elisa Schmitz
Holy cow! That's a lot of food and money wasted. Many thanks for shining a light on this, Alison Mountford . I want to do this audit soon!
Mike Prochaska
Wow that a lot of food!
Sheri B Doyle
In the world there is 1.8 billion dollars of food wasted per year. If we all did our part in not wasting it would be a huge impact. This is such a great way to see what we are doing and be able to change it, thank you Alison Mountford
Ann Marie Patitucci
$2000?! Wow. I had no idea. Thanks for pointing this out. What a great lesson, Alison Mountford .
Matt Hill
My wife and I barely spend over $2,000 total a year on food. (We average about $50-75/week). Id have to guess that only $2-$5 a week gets wasted. People need to plan better and not overbuy things that are going to go bad.

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