It’s Food Waste Prevention Week!

April 4th-8th, 2022 is Food Waste Prevention Week!

There is an estimated 30-40 percent of food waste in the United States, according to the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA). What is food waste and what can we do to prevent it? Food waste occurs when food that has been made for consumption is not eaten or discarded. This can occur for many different reasons and can happen at any stage of the production and supply chain.

Take a look at the graphic below to see some easy ways that you can prevent food waste at home:

Interested in learning more about food waste and how you can take action? Check out the Florida Food Waste Prevention Week website, where you can learn plenty of tips and tricks to preventing waste!


Hillary Ayers, Family and Consumer Sciences Agent for UF/IFAS Extension Orange County
Posted: April 5, 2022

Category: , Food Safety, Health & Nutrition, UF/IFAS Extension, WORK & LIFE
Tags: Food Safety, Food Waste, Food Waste Prevention, Health And Wellness, Healthy Living, Nutrition

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