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October 13 - November 10, 2021
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Jill Hartmann

Jenny Wollner

Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 0 This Week
  • 191 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    31
    pounds of CO2
    have been saved
  • up to
    20
    pounds
    food waste prevented
  • up to
    5
    minutes
    spent learning

Jill's Actions

Week 1 Focus: Planning

Keep a Food Inventory

I will take a fridge and pantry inventory to stay up to date with what I have at home before I go grocery shopping.

COMPLETED 8
DAILY ACTIONS

Week 1 Focus: Planning

Create a Weekly Meal Plan

I will reduce food waste and save money by planning a weekly menu of meals and ingredients for my household of 3.

COMPLETED 8
DAILY ACTIONS

Week 1 Focus: Planning

Learn About and Choose a Meal Plan Style

I will explore different meal plan techniques and choose one that works for my household.

Completed
One-Time Action

Week 1 Focus: Planning

Track My Wasted Food

I will track the food that my household of 3 throws out so I can learn what we're wasting and why.

COMPLETED 8
DAILY ACTIONS

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  • Reflection Question
    Week 1 Focus: Planning Keep a Food Inventory
    Are there food items you have been better about using up and not wasting since you started keeping an inventory of what's in your fridge?

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    Jill Hartmann 10/16/2021 9:32 AM
    Not necessarily. But it did help me reorganize my fridge to put things that will expire sooner in front of things that will take longer to expire.
  • Reflection Question
    Week 1 Focus: Planning Learn About and Choose a Meal Plan Style
    What meal plan method works for you and why? Have you tried some in the past that didn't work?

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    Jill Hartmann 10/16/2021 9:28 AM
    I plan out my weekly dinners and then breakfast for the weekends. Keep my meal plan on the fridge. I try to stick to the daily meals, but I’m also flexible.
  • Reflection Question
    Week 1 Focus: Planning Create a Weekly Meal Plan
    An average American throws out about 240 lbs of food per year. The average family of four spends $1,500 a year on food that they throw out. Does this surprise you? Where would you rather use this money? How has meal planning helped you avoid waste?

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    Jill Hartmann 10/16/2021 9:26 AM
    That doesn’t really surprise me, particularly now that I have a child. He has been throwing a lot of food, but I’m hopeful that getting him comfortable with food now will prevent food waste in the future. I would use the money to travel! I actually started meal planning in February 2021. It helps me figure out what food I’m cooking and then what food I actually need to grocery shop for.