10 Major Mistakes You’re Making That Are Causing Food Waste


Stop Food Waste Day, held annually on the last Wednesday of Earth Month (hello, April), is the perfect time to take stock of the steps you’re taking in the kitchen and look for ways to reduce the amount of food you waste. From Margie Saidel, RD, LDN, MPH, vice president of nutrition & sustainability for Chartwells K12, the following are a number of common mistakes people make that lead to wasting more food than may be necessary, along with some tips to make fighting food waste part of the daily routine. In fact, many of the steps to stop food waste start before you even get to the kitchen.

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