October 1, 2019 - December 31, 2020

Janet Nguyen

Kroc School

Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 0 This Week
  • 447 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    26
    pounds of CO2
    have been saved
  • up to
    11
    food items
    properly stored
  • up to
    3
    pounds
    food waste recorded per person
  • up to
    11
    pounds
    food waste prevented
  • up to
    641
    gallons of water
    have been saved

Challenges

Storage

Herbs

Store fresh herbs just like cut flowers in a jar with 1-2 inches of water and covered with a plastic bag to maintain moisture. For woody or hardy herbs like rosemary, thyme, sage, and chives, arrange lengthwise on a damp paper towel, rolled up, then sealed in a plastic bag and stored in the refrigerator. I will properly store 2 herbs.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Storage

Potatoes

Store potatoes with an apple to avoid early sprouting. Keep them away from onions and in a cool, dark place. I will properly store 2 potatoes.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

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

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 -1
DAILY CHALLENGES

Storage

Avocados

Allow green, unripe avocados to ripen on the counter, then transfer to the refrigerator. Once cut, keep the pit in and rub with lemon or oil to reduce browning. I will properly store 5 avocados.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Storage

Asparagus/Celery

Trim the ends of asparagus and place them in a jar or glass with 1-2 inches of water, just like fresh cut flowers. Keep them in the refrigerator. I will properly store 1 bunches of asparagus/celery.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

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

Shopping

Shop More Often

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

COMPLETED 0
DAILY CHALLENGES

Storage

Bananas

To keep bananas from browning quickly, break up the bunch and separate. Don’t store bananas with apples, which speed up ripening. If the stems came covered in plastic wrap, do not remove the plastic until ready to eat as this will slow the release of ethylene gas. I will properly store 4 bananas.

Uncompleted
One-Time Challenge

Storage

Leafy Greens

Roll unwashed lettuce in a dry towel, then store in a sealed bag in the refrigerator. I will properly store 1 leafy greens.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

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

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


  • Janet Nguyen 10/09/2019 10:51 PM
    Can’t lose momentum in this fight to save the food!

  • Janet Nguyen 10/05/2019 11:05 PM
    No waste today! However, I want to reduce how much I consume. 

  • Janet Nguyen 10/04/2019 11:17 PM
    Made guacamole today and ended up with a whole 3.2 ounces! 

  • Janet Nguyen 10/03/2019 9:41 PM
    No food waste today since I meal prepped yesterday! Yayyyyy

  • Janet Nguyen 10/02/2019 11:19 PM
    Unfortunately, my food waste was much higher than yesterday. I mealprepped  today and had a ton of food scraps. I really want to get into composting but I don’t know where to start and whether my roommates will be ok with it. 

  • Janet Nguyen 10/01/2019 8:07 PM
    I didn’t technically waste any edible food today! Only food scraps needed to be recorded :)