Guest Contributor: Melanie Jewkes
USU Extension Associate Professor
The average American throws away nearly 275 pounds of food each year. The United States Department of Agriculture estimates between 30 to 40 percent of America’s food supply is wasted. Not only is good food wasted, but good money, too, equating to about $390 per year PER PERSON. While no one should eat unsafe food, consider these strategies to minimize food waste—and put the saved money toward a financial goal.
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