As we sit down for a holiday meal, let us eat and cook wisely. The food wasted in the United States each year is enough to feed about one billion malnourished people worldwide. Plan meals carefully to minimize leftovers that would be thrown away, encourage guests and family members to serve themselves and take only the amount of food they can eat to avoid waste; compost non-meat food scraps, and remember others by donating dried foods and canned goods to shelters and food banks.
—Sarah Harmon, MPH
Health Educator, Santa Cruz County
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