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Has this happened to you? You go to the grocery store and buy a cart full of food you plan to use during the week. Yet somehow you never get around to eating it all. The food sits in your kitchen and eventually goes to waste.

According to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, more than 33 million tons of food is thrown out every year! How can you keep your food fresh longer and prevent waste? Read on for tips.

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Reviewed by Constance Brown-Riggs, MSEd, RD, CDE, CDN 09/14.

 


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by Brenda Bell
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