By Daimon Eklund | Nov 23, 2015

As you get ready to celebrate Thanksgiving with friends, family and food, a little preparation can go a long way in avoiding wasted food. Nearly a third of all food produced in the U.S. ends up being thrown out. Don't let your holiday feast be part of the problem - shop with a menu in mind, and check your fridge to see if you have any food which needs to be used before it goes bad. After you enjoy Thanksgiving dinner, keep those leftovers for delicious meals instead of throwing them out. The USDA has some other tips for cutting down on food waste this holiday, and watch the short video below from Seattle Public Utilities if you need more inspiration.

Have a great Thanksgiving, and let's keep the holiday free of food waste!

Tips on Preventing Food Waste (28s)

Plan your meals, shop smarter, and use up what you have to prevent #foodwaste

Posted by Seattle Public Utilities on Friday, October 23, 2015