Summer Replay: How Families Can Reduce Food Waste

In Episode 18 of the Healthy Family Project podcast, we chat with Pamela Riemenschneider about how families can reduce food waste at home. Reducing food waste is a big concern for many families, with Americans wasting an estimated $218 billion dollars worth of food in 2017.

Pamela shares easy ways your family can help reduce food waste, ways to use all of your fruits and veggies, how to properly store fruits and veggies for longer shelf life, lunchroom waste and the truth behind expiration dates.

Pamela is a mom of two boys and the retail editor for Blue Book Services. She grew up in the world of fresh produce and has been part of the fresh produce industry for more than 10 years.

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How Families Can Reduce Food Waste

We all have those times when we open the refrigerator and realize our leftovers from a week ago are still in there. Or a brand new container of berries have gone bad. It happens, we are busy and sometime we are scattered. In this Summer Replay: How Families Can Reduce Food Waste we give tips and tricks on how to help stop those moments from happening. Make sure to listen to the podcast and check out all of our other podcast episodes for more on meal planning and meal prep.

Healthy Family Project Podcast episode 18: How to reduce food waste

Healthy Bite Featuring Arctic Apples

Today, we’re snacking on Spiced Apple Quesadillas made with Arctic Apples® nonbrowning apples! This recipe comes together in no time with simple ingredients for a healthy snack or quick meal that your kids will love. Use pre-sliced apples from Arctic Apples® to cut down on prep time and clean-up.

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Listen to Summer Replay: How Families Can Reduce Food Waste

Want to skip straight to a hot topic? See time stamps below. But of course, we recommend listening all the way through!

  • 3:04 Welcome, Pamela!
  • 7:33 Easy ways families can reduce food waste at home
  • 15:58 Tips to take full advantage of fruit and veggies
  • 21:33 Healthy Bite Featuring Arctic Apples
  • 25:30 Lunchbox/cafeteria food waste
  • 32:45 Expiration dates vs best buy dates vs when food goes bad

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