Answer: Astoundingly, over 40%. Check out this video (4:40 in duration) with “Top Chef” Tom Colicchio from PBS Newshour:

Questions to ask your students:

  • How much is food waste an issue in your family?
  • How does “Sell by date” lead to unnecessary food waste? What steps are being taken to fix this situation?
  • What are some of the tips mentioned that you can use to reduce the amount of food that you/your family waste?

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Check out the NGPF Lesson on Planning A Food Budget