3 How much food?

The next step is working out how much food to buy and prepare.

One of the common the reasons food is wasted is because we cook more than we need. You can avoid this by measuring out your ‘serves’ or portion sizes.

You don’t need to do complex calculations; use a portion size calculator to help you work out how much of each ingredient you should use in your meal.

Remember to check how many people your recipe serves so that you don’t over cater.

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Did you know?

Food waste can be separated into two categories: 

Avoidable food waste is food that is wasted due to buying too much, cooking too much or saving and storing incorrectly.

Unavoidable food waste is food waste that cannot be eaten such as pineapple skins, tea bags & vegetable peelings.

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