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  • Writer's pictureDawn

Food stats that may shock you

I’ve been discussing food quite a bit lately because what you eat plays a big part in your results, how you feel, and your overall health.


But I have some food stats that may shock you, and I don't think we talk enough about them.

woman putting food scraps into countertop compost container
Some people compost scraps to reduce food waste

 Just a few stats:

●     One-third of all food does not get eaten

●     96% of that uneaten food ends up in landfills

●     The average family of 4 spends $1,500 a year on food that they don't eat


But the waste doesn’t end there. There's a big downstream effect that most people probably don't think about…


All of the resources (land, water, energy, etc.) that went into producing, transporting, and storing that food have also been wasted.


In one year, that can add up to:

●     Enough water and energy for more than 50 million homes

●     Greenhouse gas emissions of more than 42 coal-fired power plants (not including any emissions caused by the food after it’s sent to a landfill)

●     Agricultural land equal to the size of California and New York state




Beyond health and fitness, these are all BIG reasons to make sure you have professional level grocery shopping habits! Not only will you save money, but you’ll be making an impact on the world.


Here are some quick food-saving tips:


●     When you make your weekly meal plan, start with foods you already have in your fridge, freezer, and pantry — paying special attention to foods that'll expire soon

●     Make a list of items you need, and stick to the list when you’re shopping

●     Include quantities on your shopping list so you don’t buy too much (e.g., “chicken breast – 8 servings”)

●     Don’t buy large quantities unless you know you’ll use it all before it spoils

●     Store food properly, especially perishables like fruits and vegetables


"While it may seem small, the ripple effect of small things is extraordinary" - Matt Bevin


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