National Nutrition Week 2019 (13-19 October) is all about how to try for five serves of veg each day by embracing your food ‘waste’!
We all know veggies are good for us – Mum’s been telling us for years! Eating a healthy and balanced diet can help reduce the risk of many chronic diseases, and may even reduce your risk of depression.
But did you know that we throw a lot of good food away?
In fact, wasted food makes up more 1/3 of the contents the average household bin. That’s nearly $4000 worth of food per household per year that can end up in landfill, where it breaks down and emits harmful greenhouse gases.
Here’s how you can try for five serves of veg a day, while helping to save money and the environment, by embracing your veg ‘waste’:
Discover news ways to add veg to your day, with heaps of handy tips to buy, store, cook and enjoy vegetables.
Food waste in the home
What’s the problem with food waste?
* From Australian Government and Fight Food Waste Cooperative Research Centre.
“Food thrown into your garbage bin ends up in landfill. Food in landfill breaks down in a way that can create greenhouse gases, including methane, which affect air quality and public health. When we waste food, we also waste the resources used to grow our food (water, soils and energy) and all the energy used to process, package and transport food from markets to our homes.”