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October 13 - November 10, 2021
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Claire Pardubsky


"snack smarter not harder"

Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 0 This Week
  • 136 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    food waste prevented
  • up to
    pounds of CO2
    have been saved

Claire's 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 1.


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.


Week 1 Focus: Planning

Track My Wasted Food

I will track the food that my household of 1 throws out so I can learn what we're wasting and why.



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    Claire Pardubsky 10/15/2021 7:06 AM
    ok, feelin good about my meal planning choices. I planned my groceries over a week ago, and I managed to pick out and set aside snacks for a camping trip this weekend and not eat them beforehand! I kind of meal planned out of necessity for this trip, but I think I'll keep doing it going forward. It has saved me a last-minute grocery run for camping snacks. And probably also kept me from buying more snacks than I need for just a couple days.
  • 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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    Claire Pardubsky 10/14/2021 5:45 AM
    Ok I'm pretty new to meal planning, but it's worked surprisingly well for me in the last week or so. I think less about what I'm going to eat because I already have a loose idea. I'm also learning that my leftovers go further than I thought they did. I imagine I'll get better at buying less as I keep practicing.