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H McCrillis

Beagle Scouts

"To learn additional steps we can take to reduce food waste."

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Storage

Learn About Food Storage

I will learn about food storage and store food based on best practices to keep it from spoiling before it is used.

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Keep a Food Inventory

I will take a fridge and pantry inventory to stay up to date with what I have at home before I go grocery shopping.

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Be Smart About Food Labels

I will learn about food labels and not throw food out just based on the date on the package, but instead check the smell and color to see if it has gone bad.

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Shopping

Glean or Forage

I will learn about the foods that grow locally and try gleaning or foraging.

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Source Local Foods

I will buy locally grown food from my grocery store and make 5 meal(s).

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Track My Wasted Food

I will track the food that my household of 2 throws out so I can learn what we're wasting and why.

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Community

Keep all food waste out of the garbage

In addition to using up my edible food, I will keep any extra scraps out of the trash by separating them for backyard composting, curbside pickup, or a drop-off program.

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Support Imperfection

I will intentionally buy ugly produce at the grocery store, farmers market, or sign up for an ugly produce CSA box.

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    H McCrillis 7/01/2024 11:52 PM
    So the Trash or Cash’s vegetable and fruit storage guide link says we can store condiments, but not milk or eggs in the fridge door. Should mayonnaise be stored on the top shelf instead?

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    H McCrillis 6/28/2024 4:33 PM
    The link to the points page doesn’t work on the “How To Win A Prize” article, but does show up by clicking on it from the drop down list under Resources.

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    H McCrillis 6/28/2024 4:11 PM
    Hi, Other food waste preventers! 👋🏼 Let’s have fun, learn, and do our part to reduce what gets thrown away.

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      H McCrillis 6/28/2024 4:17 PM
      I began organically recycling food waste when it was introduced in my neighborhood. The first items I recycled were old potatoes that rotted in our pie safe. Blah!

      We did compost years before this, but then we adopted a husky and she loved digging in the soil.

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    H McCrillis 6/28/2024 3:51 PM
    Note: I’m only a fan of Peanuts. I’m unaffiliated with any company, organization, or group related to them, Scouting America, and the Girl Scouts.

    As for the Stop Food Waste Challenge itself, I already attempt to eat what I take - buffet rules can be useful- and organically recycle, so it’ll be informative to find out what additional steps my family can take. Good luck to everyone!