How to Save $2000 on Groceries This Year? Conduct a Family Food Waste Audit! by Alison Mountford
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.)
- Print out the spreadsheet and tape it up near your trash or compost.
- 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.