Everyone wastes food, whether it’s throwing out uneaten food left on someone’s plate or tossing out rotten tomatoes that were left in the fridge too long. This is not only a waste of good food, but also a waste of money that could be better used elsewhere. Fortunately, a food waste diary, like the one featured on Squakfox.com, can help you track your waste so you know where you waste the most food and then work to rectify the situation.
Reports estimate that the average person wastes approximately 250 pounds of food a year, and a food waste diary is certainly a good step towards reducing that number. As you can see, the spreadsheet of their food waste diary features spaces for breakfast, lunch, dinner and snacks/other, which makes it easier to keep track of. And, of course, remember to document any food that has spoiled in the “other” category.
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