October 1, 2019 - December 31, 2020

Rebecca Jimenez

County of San Diego

"Is that ketchup and onions?"

Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 0 This Week
  • 429 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    1
    advocacy actions
    completed
  • up to
    31
    pounds of CO2
    have been saved
  • up to
    9
    pounds
    food waste recorded
  • up to
    15
    pounds
    food waste prevented
  • up to
    20
    minutes
    spent learning
  • up to
    765
    gallons of water
    have been saved
  • up to
    3
    zero-waste meals
    consumed

Challenges

Food Systems

Smart Seafood Choices

I will visit seafoodwatch.org or download the app and commit to making better seafood choices for a healthier ocean.

COMPLETED 0
DAILY CHALLENGES

Food Systems

Advocate for More Food Options

I will advocate for local and/or organic food options at work or on campus.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Shopping

Scrutinize Deals

Five bananas for $1 is a good deal only if you eat all five. Many stores offer the sale price even if you buy less than the stated quantity.

COMPLETED 0
DAILY CHALLENGES

Shopping

Keep it Local

Purchase local, seasonal produce, which will likely stay fresh longer as it was picked more recently than supermarket produce.

COMPLETED 0
DAILY CHALLENGES

Shopping

Shop More Often

Grocery shop more often, and buy fresh foods in smaller quantities.

COMPLETED 0
DAILY CHALLENGES

Shopping

Skip the Cart

Bigger carts make us feel like we need to fill them! Use a hand basket to improve grocery store discipline and prevent over-purchasing.

COMPLETED 0
DAILY CHALLENGES

Shopping

Eat Before Shopping

Those who grocery shop on an empty stomach spend 64% more than not-hungry shoppers. Resist impulse buys by shopping with a full stomach. Eat a snack or a meal before going grocery shopping.

COMPLETED 0
DAILY CHALLENGES

Shopping

Shop with Recipes In Mind

Create a shopping list with specific recipes and meals in mind. Purchase only what's on the list when you do groceries.

COMPLETED 0
DAILY CHALLENGES

Planning

Gleaning

I will glean backyard produce and create a recipe plan for full utilization, i.e. sharing with friends, canning, preserving, etc.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Planning

Date Labels Demystified

I will not toss food once it is past the best buy date. "Expiration" dates misleadingly refer to quality, not safety. Use your senses and best judgement.

COMPLETED 0
DAILY CHALLENGES

Planning

Dinner Party Guest-imator

I will use the Guest-imator to plan how much food to make for my upcoming dinner party with 3 guests.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Food Waste Tracking

Food Waste Tracking

Ready. Set. Record!

For each day during the food waste tracking week, record your food waste. This action accepts one entry per day, so be sure to enter one total for food waste across all of your meals, or weigh all of your food waste once at the end of each day. Please use ounces for unit of measurement.

COMPLETED 0
DAILY CHALLENGES

Feed


  • Rebecca Jimenez 1/14/2020 7:41 PM
    I didn’t eat all of my chicken today. :/ but everything else is packaged and meal prepped!
  • Reflection Question
    Planning Date Labels Demystified
    What is your first reaction when you see an item that is past its "Best By" date? Where do you think this reaction comes from?

    Rebecca Jimenez 1/13/2020 9:34 PM
    Ugh I always throw it away by that date because I used to not listen to the date and I have gotten food poisoning from rotten food so.. I rather throw it out than get sick again 

  • Rebecca Jimenez 1/13/2020 9:31 PM
    Great! I made the correct amount of food for three people. The leftovers will be used for lunch tomorrow 

  • Rebecca Jimenez 1/13/2020 9:19 PM
    Good! I only wasted half a slice of bread after I  decided not to eat it midway into eating my sandwich