Get food savvy with your leftover turkey

Get food savvy with your leftover turkey

Published by Grace Mcgachy
6:00am 27th December 2019.

Turkey fatigue, forgetfulness and not planning ahead. 

Just some of the reasons food can go to waste in Norfolk. 

Food waste is a major contributor to climate change, which is why environmental charity Hubbub has joined forces with Norfolk County Council to encourage us to get 'Food Savvy' this Christmas. 

Hubbub surveyed 1000 people in Norfolk and they found: 

  • 36% of people are aware that food waste contributes to climate change
  • 60% said they were more concerned about the plastic issue than the amount of food we throw away
  • 45% admitted that the biggest cause of food waste for them was not getting around to using items before their use-by date
  • 67% say they feel frustrated or sad when they throw food that could have been eaten in the bin

Tips for households wanting to cut their food waste right away: 

  • Plan ahead - Take a moment to think about the week ahead and when you'll be eating at home. Plan a couple of meals in advance, make a shopping list and buy only what you need.
  • Check your fridge - Give your fridge the once over before you buy groceries to ensure you don't double up.
  • Store food carefully - Storing food incorrectly can mean it goes off quicker. Research how to store fresh items to keep them at their best.
  • Make the most of your leftovers - If you cook too much or can't finish a meal,?pack it?for lunch. Even if you're eating out, ask for a 'doggy bag'.
  • Love your freezer - If you cook too much or?forget to eat something near its use by date, chances are you can freeze it and eat it later.?Many popular fridge staples like cheese and milk can be frozen

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