Yesterday we were joined at The Arc Centre by Gemma from Wise Up To Waste at The North London Waste Authority to share some helpful tips and insights into how we can waste less food and save more money.

Some great tips and facts included:

– You can freeze all sorts of food – from yoghurt, to eggs (not whole though!) to making your own frozen banana ice lollies! (One of our group popped home to prove it – bringing back a pot of frozen grapes to share!)
– Don’t shop when you’re hungry!
– Go by the best before dates but also use your own intuition
– 74% of cereal is thrown away because too much has been poured!

The talk provided a great platform for some heated debate amongst the group, from discussions around supermarkets to organic veg to packaging – everyone had something to contribute and their own reasons for their food habits.

We were also shown portion measurers, and given some free recipes with advice on using up leftovers.

It was an informative and insightful afternoon, and we all came away having learnt something new.

Thank you Gemma and the North London Waste Authority!

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