Americans waste a lot of food. It has been estimated that as much as 1.3 pounds of food per person per day goes to waste. Wasting less food is better not only for the environment but for your pocketbook.
Of course, some food waste is unavoidable, especially if you have picky eaters in your family. Sometimes you just can’t get a child to eat something you thought he or she would enjoy. But many other forms of food waste can be handled better.