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October 13 - November 10, 2021
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Nancy Lo

WR&R

Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 0 This Week
  • 288 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    18
    pounds of CO2
    have been saved
  • up to
    8
    pounds
    food waste prevented
  • up to
    2
    conversations
    with people
  • up to
    60
    minutes
    spent learning
  • up to
    4
    zero-waste meals
    consumed

Nancy's Actions

Shopping

Eat Before Shopping

I will resist impulse buys by eating a snack or meal before going grocery shopping.Those who grocery shop on an empty stomach spend 64% more than not-hungry shoppers.

COMPLETED 4
DAILY ACTIONS

Planning

Plan a Leftovers Day

I will plan an Eat the Leftovers night by creating a tasty “smorgasbord" or using a recipe that repurposes leftovers. I will eat 2 meals using leftovers.

COMPLETED 2
DAILY 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 4
DAILY ACTIONS

Storage

Befriend My Freezer

I will freeze 6 leftover food items or meals for later. The freezer is my food-waste-reduction friend!

Completed
One-Time Action

Kids

Get Involved in the Kitchen

I will involve my children in meal planning, prepping and cooking activities.

COMPLETED 5
DAILY ACTIONS

Kids

Try New Foods

I will have my children try new foods (including veggies!) to encourage them to not be picky eaters.

COMPLETED 2
DAILY ACTIONS

Week 2 Focus: Shopping

Attend Week 2's Workshop

I will attend a free Cooking Matters workshop on October 29th at 12 p.m.

Completed
One-Time Action

Community

Send it Down the Grape Vine

I will talk to 3 family members or friends about my experience with this challenge, food waste, and what I have learned.

Completed
One-Time Action

Feed

  • Reflection Question
    Kids Try New Foods
    What types of foods do you struggle to get your children to eat? Do you eat these foods yourself? What do you know about why they don't like them?

    Nancy Lo's avatar
    Nancy Lo 11/10/2021 6:40 AM
    Anything new! Especially veggies. I do eat them myself, they're just weirdos :)
  • Reflection Question
    Planning Plan a Leftovers Day
    What kinds of foods do you like to eat as leftovers? If you or your household members don't like eating leftovers, are there any foods you would be more willing to try than others?

    Nancy Lo's avatar
    Nancy Lo 11/10/2021 6:39 AM
    I love ALL foods as leftovers. well, maybe not French fries, but I still eat them. 

    • Olivia Cashman's avatar
      Olivia Cashman 11/10/2021 10:22 AM
      I love reheating pizza in the oven for leftovers. Sometimes I like it even more the second time around for that extra crunch.
  • Reflection Question
    Kids Get Involved in the Kitchen
    Share about a successful planning or cooking activity you have done as a family!

    Nancy Lo's avatar
    Nancy Lo 11/05/2021 5:54 PM
    Getting the kids involved in the meal prep increased the likelihood they'd eat some unfamiliar foods
  • 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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    Nancy Lo 11/01/2021 11:14 AM
    I now freeze my half and half in small batches if I'm not going to be able to use the whole carton
  • Reflection Question
    Shopping Eat Before Shopping
    What can you do to make sure you never shop hungry?

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    Nancy Lo 10/29/2021 10:39 AM
    I bring nuts with me wherever I go
  • Reflection Question
    Week 2 Focus: Shopping Attend Week 2's Workshop
    What was your main takeaway from this workshop?

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    Nancy Lo 10/29/2021 10:37 AM
    Cheese stops your taco shells from breaking.
    Unit prices can help you find the best price when shopping.
    Add shredded carrots to your turkey tacos
  • Reflection Question
    Storage Befriend My Freezer
    Do a bit of research about foods that freeze and revive well. What can you put in the freezer that you didn't know you could?

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    Nancy Lo 10/18/2021 4:33 PM
    On vacation, I'm so glad we can put our organics in the freezer! 

    • Evonne Dennis's avatar
      Evonne Dennis 10/19/2021 6:04 AM
      I found the excess greens from the farm and garden freeze well. I chop them up, freeze in baggies, then add to winter soups.