March is National Nutrition Month! This year’s theme is “Go Further with Food.” According to the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), about 30 to 40 percent of food in the United States is wasted. In 2010 this was estimated to be worth $161 billion!
Brigham and Women’s Faulkner Hospital’s Allie Lang, RD, LDN, says, “Food waste is the largest component of landfills and the third largest source of methane, a pollutant and greenhouse gas which contributes to global warming. By reducing your waste, you can save money, reduce your carbon footprint and conserve resources for future generations.”
As a registered dietitian, Lang says there are some simple things you can do to reduce food waste:
By following these simple tips, we can all help reduce our environmental impact and save money! Together we can all “Go Further with Food.”
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