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Prevent Wasted Food
Eat What you Buy
Use up leftovers and the ingredients you have before buying more. You'll waste less, save more and may even find a new favorite dish.
Tips to eat what you buy
Move food that's likely to spoil soon to the front of the shelf or a designated "eat this first" area each week.
Learn the difference between "sell-by", "use-by" and expiration dates. You can rely on your own sight and smell over food dates in most cases.
Make casseroles, frittatas, soups and smoothies from leftovers and extra ingredients.
Create a list each week of foods that may spoil soon and plan upcoming meals around them.
Keep track of what is in your cupboard and freezer with this free
a free "
Eat This First
Ideas for leftovers
from Oregon State University (OSU) Extension Food Heroes
by ingredient by OSU Extension Food Heroes
about why preventing food waste matters
your family can practice
503-526-2665 or e-mail
Why Food Waste Matters