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Patricia Manriquez

County of San Diego

Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 0 This Week
  • 790 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    1
    advocacy actions
    completed
  • up to
    148
    pounds of CO2
    have been saved
  • up to
    0
    pounds
    food waste recorded
  • up to
    71
    pounds
    food waste prevented
  • up to
    3,570
    gallons of water
    have been saved

Patricia's Actions

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.

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DAILY ACTIONS

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.

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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 26
DAILY ACTIONS

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.

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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 25
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Cooking

Revive Limpy Produce

Rescue limpy produce like leafy greens or carrots by soaking in an ice bath.

COMPLETED 16
DAILY ACTIONS

Shopping

Shop More Often

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

COMPLETED 14
DAILY ACTIONS

Shopping

Keep it Local

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

COMPLETED 14
DAILY ACTIONS

Shopping

Shop the Bulk Bins

Grains, nuts, and other dry goods are often sold in bulk bins that allow you to purchase only the quantity you need.

COMPLETED 10
DAILY ACTIONS

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.

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One-Time Action

Cooking

Swap This for That

Missing an ingredient for a recipe? Check this list to find the best substitutes.

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One-Time Action

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  • Patricia Manriquez's avatar
    Patricia Manriquez 5/27/2020 2:49 PM

    This challenge is actually not only helping me save food, it is also helping me be more conscientious of what and how much I eat. I hope this in the long run aids me with my weight loss. :) I am planning to start blending some of my fruit & vegetables, as a diet shake.