One of the most effective ways to prevent food waste at home is to plan meals ahead of time. That way you’re able to buy only what you need rather than buying “what looks good” at the store and figuring out how to use (or lose) it later.
If you’re the planning type, you may already do this. For the rest of us, planning ahead doesn’t have to be difficult. A pen, paper and a few minutes are all you really need. This resource provides a simple downloadable planning guide. More tips are available at www.ivaluefood.org.