October 1, 2019 - December 31, 2020

viet le

USD Student Wellness

Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 0 This Week
  • 455 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    1
    advocacy actions
    completed
  • up to
    93
    pounds of CO2
    have been saved
  • up to
    1
    food items
    properly stored
  • up to
    0
    pounds
    food waste recorded per person
  • up to
    8
    zero-waste meals
    consumed
  • up to
    7
    zero waste recipes
    cooked
  • up to
    44
    pounds
    food waste prevented
  • up to
    994
    gallons of water
    have been saved

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.

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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

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

Fridge Inventory

I will keep a fridge inventory to stay up to date with what I have in my fridge before I go grocery shopping.

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

Befriend the Freezer

The freezer is your friend! Store any leftover food in the freezer for a quick weekday meal or freeze fruits that are getting ripe to use for a delicious smoothie later. I will freeze 1 food item(s).

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Shopping

Support Imperfection

20 billion pounds of fruits and veggies go to waste on farms every year, often because they don't live up to the cosmetic standards of grocery stores. Buy ugly produce at the grocery store, farmers market, or sign up for an ugly produce CSA box.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Planning

Eat Me First

I will create an "Eat Me First" area in my fridge to prioritize food that needs to be used right away.

COMPLETED 0
DAILY CHALLENGES

Planning

Food Donation

I will donate extra food. If you or your work place are hosting a catered event and have trays of extra edible food, there is no need to toss it. With a little planning your celebratory feast can help feed others.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Planning

Meal Prep Mania

I will meal prep 1 meals.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Planning

Dinner Party Guest-imator

I will use the Guest-imator to plan how much food to make for my upcoming dinner party with 1 guests.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Shopping

Shop More Often

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

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.

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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

Planning

Eat the Leftovers

I will plan an Eat the Leftovers night by creating a tasty “smorgasbord" or using a recipe that repurposes leftovers. I will eat 1 meals using leftovers.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Planning

Portion Planning

Use a portion size guide to ensure appropriate portions when cooking. I will cook 1 portion-appropriate meals.

COMPLETED 0
DAILY CHALLENGES

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

  • 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?

    viet le 10/04/2019 4:00 PM
    This is a good experience!