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Food Smart aims to reduce food waste in the Causeway Coast and Glens Borough Council by helping us all to re-connect with and value our food.  Think - Shop - Eat

 

Food Smart, run by the Causeway Coast and Glens Borough Council in partnership with Love Food Hate Waste, is a new campaign aiming to help us all think, shop and eat smarter, saving money and helping the environment too.

The average family with children throws out up to £60 of perfectly good food every month.  Save food - save money.  Food is an expensive part of our weekly budget with families in Northern Ireland spending, on average, £64 every week on food.  This is the highest spend of any region in the UK and not only that, but the food we waste can be worth up to one third of the value of our shopping spend.  So, it makes sense for us all to make the most of the food we buy.

The Food Smart Campaign is full of tips to help us all to focus on and value our food.  It will help us to appreciate the true value and cost of our food and not just the amount we pay at the till.  By becoming involved, we can all get the habit of planning our meals, shopping smarter, controlling our portions better and wasting less food - and money!

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For hints, tips and recipes on how to make the most of the food that you buy, click on the links below:-                    

           

Love Food Hate Waste

http://www.lovefoodhatewaste.com

 

Food Safety Week 2016.  Check out the FSA videos below: 

 

How much water do you eat?

https://thecrunch.wellcome.ac.uk/the-crunch/how-much-water-do-you-eat

 

UK Households wasting 34,000 tonnes of beef each year!

http://gu.com/p/4h2nz?CMP=Share_iOSApp_Other

 

Meal Planning

http://vimeo.com/42278054

https://vimeo.com

 

Best Buy Vegetables and Salad:  Growing your own

http://www.which.co.uk/home-and-garden/garden/guides/growing-your-own-veg/

 

Why should I buy and eat local?

http://www.bbc.co.uk/guides/zpg6sg8

 

Cook on a budget, cut down on food waste and save money

http://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/2016/feb/02/cook-on-a-budget-cut-down-food-waste-save-money-tom-hunt?CMP=Share_iOSApp_Other

 

Food Rebels

https://www.youtube.com/embed/KGJZQ0Z3zMc?feature=player_embedded

 

How Ugly Fruit and Vegetables can Help Solve World Hunger

http://www.nationalgeographic.com/magazine/2016/03/global-food-waste-statistics/

 

Why are we wasting so much food?

https://youtu.be/Jbo1ZpJBcVE

 

Kenyan Beans

http://youtu.be/tHVWN1ZWj0E

 

Food Recycling

http://www.recyclenow.com/recycling-knowledge/food-recycling