While we know throwing away food is a waste of money, now we know how wasteful it is in other areas. The Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health looked at the nutritional value of the food we throw away. The study out today finds each of us, every day, throws out more than one-thousand calories, more than 30 grams of protein and hundreds of milligrams in calcium and potassium.
Researchers say the study shows we're dumping a great deal of high quality, nutritious food that people could be enjoying.
The federal government has set a goal of reducing food waste by 50 percent by 2030 through many avenues, including diversion of food to food banks. Several cities are also using or creating programs as well.
If you want to personally track your waste, keep a journal.
Source: Baltimore Sun