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October 13 - November 10, 2021

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    Katherine Kelly 11/11/2021 11:00 AM
    I am proud of myself for attempting this challenge. My family plans to use the information your challenge provided moving forward. Thanks Hennepin County- Stop Food Waste Challenge 2021. I know this challenge took a lot of work to set up and run. I appreciate you. 

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    Katherine Kelly 10/26/2021 5:10 PM
    I am so happy I joined this challenge tonight was Taco night at my house!
  • 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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    Katherine Kelly 10/20/2021 5:16 PM
    I believe my meal plan method is a little of everything. Theme night. Fully scheduled. Freezer cooking day.  and left over day.
  • Reflection Question
    Week 1 Focus: Planning Attend Week 1's Workshop
    What was your main takeaway from this workshop?

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    Katherine Kelly 10/20/2021 5:13 PM
    I liked all the power point slides, meal plan- check freezer, check pantry and buy staples such as rice and noodles, and the mindful exercise was a nice way to end my day. Yet, my favorite take away from this workshop was the Frittata. 

    I am going to make Frittata this weekend for quick and easy breakfast meals next week.
  • 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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    Katherine Kelly 10/20/2021 8:55 AM
    No. sadly, this waste doesn't surprise me.  I would rather use the money to  buy my growing son bigger clothes and to go visit my mother. My mother would meal plan when I was younger. Now as an adult with a family I understand the importance of meal planning. This week the meal plan helped me save food waste as we made a plan before going into the grocery store. Once inside the store we stuck to what was on our list. Planning for Meatless Monday, Taco Tuesday, pizza night, Ect. will assist our family with our food waste goals.
  • Reflection Question
    Week 1 Focus: Planning Track My Wasted Food
    What did you find you are tossing the most? How can you change your habits to avoid wasting this food?

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    Katherine Kelly 10/20/2021 8:45 AM
    We tossed condiments of cream cheese and hummus. My house can buy less of these items, not buy these items or commit to using the items in full before we buy the condiments.

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    Katherine Kelly 10/20/2021 8:05 AM
    Hello October! I am so excited to be a part of this challenge to see where my house is with food waste, the skills we can learn, and how I can manage my food  waste to save money and eat more of the food we buy. :)