October 1, 2019 - December 31, 2020

Kristal Parce

County of San Diego

Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 0 This Week
  • 705 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    2
    advocacy actions
    completed
  • up to
    82
    pounds of CO2
    have been saved
  • up to
    1
    documentaries
    watched
  • up to
    13
    food items
    properly stored
  • up to
    0
    pounds
    food waste recorded
  • up to
    39
    pounds
    food waste prevented
  • up to
    30
    minutes
    spent learning
  • up to
    728
    gallons of water
    have been saved
  • up to
    6
    zero-waste meals
    consumed
  • up to
    6
    zero waste recipes
    cooked

Challenges

Community

Watch John Oliver Food Waste Episode

Watch a Last Week Tonight with John Oliver episode on the topic of food waste and learn about the scope and scale of the issue.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Community

Policy to Action

I will read about about state and federal legislation that can impact food waste reduction and recovery.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Cooking

Save the Peels

When life gives you lemons (or any other citrus peels), use the rinds to make a nontoxic cleaner.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Cooking

Revive Limpy Produce

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

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DAILY CHALLENGES

Cooking

Fruit Smoothies

Freeze fruits nearing their end and use in smoothies. You can even try freezing avocados (see Resource)!

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DAILY CHALLENGES

Cooking

Swap This for That

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

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.

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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.

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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 3 meals using leftovers.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

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

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.

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DAILY CHALLENGES

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 4 food item(s).

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Planning

Meal Prep Mania

I will meal prep 3 meals.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

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 3 bananas.

Completed
One-Time Challenge

Storage

Apples

Store apples up to 7 days on the counter, then move them to the refrigerator. Keep them away from bananas and avocados as they speed ripening. I will properly store 4 apples.

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.

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DAILY CHALLENGES

Shopping

Tap the Salad Bar

For recipes that call for small amounts of different vegetables, shop at the salad bar to get exactly what you need.

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DAILY CHALLENGES

Shopping

Shop More Often

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

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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.

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DAILY CHALLENGES

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

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

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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DAILY CHALLENGES

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