You know this Food Challenge we have been banging on about really does work! By taking simple steps to change the way we shop, cook, store and freeze we can make a drastic difference to the amount of food that ends up in the bin. Ali Thomas who helped write the Food Challenge explains, “Three years ago I decided I was going to try not to put any more food in my bin – just making that commitment helped me to focus on making the most of my food – that’s not to say I don’t have the odd mishap where it all goes pear-shaped and I waste stuff – last week it was half a pot of yoghurt lurking invisibly behind the margarine. In fact buying too much yoghurt is something I definitely need to work on”.
“Now it’s all very well for me – a complete waste nerd – to not put food in my bin – but what about normal people? Real people who aren’t obsessed with not making any rubbish? How do they cope with the Food Challenge?”
Well meet Theresa from Shrewsbury…..
Theresa, works full time supporting deaf children in schools. As a busy mum from Shrewsbury she decided to take our Food Challenge to see if it really could help her make the most of her food.
“I really enjoyed the emails and thinking about the contents of my fridge, freezer and cupboards. I’m quite good at not wasting food but the Food Challenge gave me a renewed focus.
Taking the Challenge also made me think outside the food box around other stuff I buy on impulse that I don’t really need.
I signed up to the Challenge with no real view to reduce my bin contents, but wow! I couldn’t believe how much less food ended up in my bin, not really sure how.
Since taking the Food Challenge I find myself scrutinising my cupboards before I shop and using up stuff in the house and resisting the urge to spend on stuff I don’t need so thanks for that! I always thought I was quite good at not wasting stuff – but now I know I’m doing better.
Go on – give the Food Challenge a go – you’ll be amazed how much you can save!”
So you see it’s not just us waste nuts who can tackle food waste – everyone can halve the amount of food they throw away by taking our Food Challenge