Shettleston Community Growing Project

Top five tips for preventing waste:

  • Plan meals: write a list, take it to the shops and stick to it. Plan weekly or two weekly what you need writing out menus for each day
  • Check dates: make sure you organise menus to use food when it is still fresh
  • Store food correctly: food stays fresher for longer if kept correctly. Apples go in the fridge, potatoes in a cool dark place, and bread can go in a fridge or freezer to make it keep from spoiling
  • Measure portions: don’t make too much food. Get into the habit of erring on the side of caution and smaller meals
  • Be resourceful: last night’s leftovers could be today’s feast

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