This National Nutrition Month and beyond, keep fruits and vegetables front and center!
This month as we focus on going further with food, it’s important to learn how to reduce food waste. Roughly 40 percent of all food produced in the United States is wasted. The foods most often thrown out are the foods we should be eating more of such as fruits, veggies, seafood, and dairy products. Billions of pounds of food are thrown away each year in the U.S., which is about 300 pounds per year for the average American. At the same time, about 41 million people in the U.S. are struggling with hunger. We need to turn this trend around.