It’s time to get #FoodSavvy, tips to help reduce food waste, save money and help the planet.
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Plan like a pro
Planning your meals is one of the simplest ways to keep good food from going to waste.
Portion like a pro
Portioning the right amount of food for your meals is one of the easiest ways to avoid food waste.
How to eat seasonally
Eating seasonally is when you are eating foods that are ready to harvest at the same time of year that you are eating them.
Know your dates - understand food labels
Getting to know food date labels can help us to use all of the food we buy.
Storing your food
Learn how to properly store your food to keep it for longer.
Storing your food
Tips for storing fruit and veg will help you keep your five-a-day in peak condition until you're ready to eat them.
Store cupboard heroes
Store cupboard heroes that will add a burst of flavour to your meals and leave you feeling full.
Love your leftovers
Turning leftover meals and ingredients into a tasty snack or whole new meal is one of the best ways to make food go further.
#Back To Savvy
With busy lives and rising costs, many of us are looking at where we can save a few pounds.
Did you know
Did you know:
- 35% of the average black bin in Worcestershire is food waste, of this 69% was “avoidable” i.e. could have previously been eaten and 43% was still in its packaging such as bread or salad (source: MEL Research)
- in the UK we throw away around 7 million tonnes of food and drink from our homes every year, costing us £12bn (source: WRAP)
- this is equivalent to the average household throwing away eight meals a week an equates to over £700 for the average family with children
- if food waste was a country, it would be the third biggest generator of CO2 emissions behind the US and China (source: WRAP)
Surprisingly research indicates that people don’t think they waste food and that the food they do waste doesn’t cost them much.
Worcestershire County Council’s new and exciting campaign #FoodSavvy will help you reduce the amount of food you waste and save you money just by planning, storing and using up your food more effectively.