Business View Magazine | September 2019

8 BUSINESS VIEW MAGAZINE SEPTEMBER 2019 President and CEO of NFRA. “Through interactive activities, we deliver the staggering facts about the economic and environmental impact of the food waste problem, share important food safety information, and provide realistic action plans for what we can all do about food waste in our homes and our communities – including how foods from the frozen and dairy aisles can be part of the solution to turning around the consumer food waste trend.” As Kids Head Back to School Use These Tips to Reduce Food Waste • Plan meals ahead and use a shopping list – it helps to avoid impulse buys and unnecessary quantities, and you purchase only what is needed. • Eat what you buy – know portion sizes, don’t prepare too much and always eat leftovers. • Don’t toss food before it spoils – learn about food expiration dates, and “use by” and “best if used by” dates. Check out the U.S. Food & Drug Administration’s Date Labels on Packaged Foods for more information. • Consider purchasing more foods from the frozen and dairy aisles! You can use just what you need and put the rest back in the fridge or freezer for the next time; foods are perfectly portioned…no waste; freezing technology and eco-friendly packaging keep cool foods fresher longer, and provide much longer shelf life (and less waste); you are paying for 100 percent edible food. We each toss approximately 300 pounds of food a year, costing a family of four as much as $2,200