SENIOR WASTEBUSTER CADETS

Complete the ‘Food Wastebuster’ part of your Food Detective Case Notes

  1. Think of ways to prevent food from being wasted in your kitchen, to keep your ‘kitchen’ safe from food waste crimes!
  2. Match the food in your kitchen that is being wasted, or is in danger of being wasted, with the ideas below and any ideas you might have.
  3. Add them all to your case notes, share them with your family, so that they can save food from being wasted too. Don’t forget to upload a photo of your Food Detective Case Notes  for a chance to win a prize!

Top Tips for Wastebusters to Save Food!

Help your parent/guardian with the family shopping list by planning meals together.

  • Read the labels to find out how food should be stored to stay fresher for longer.
  • “Best before” dates are different from “use by” dates. You have to eat things by the “use by” date, but “best before” dates mean the food will be at its best quality before or on that date.
  • Don’t put more food on your plate or in your bowl than you can eat.
  • Save, store and eat your leftovers.
  • More things can be frozen than you think, like cheese, bread and even butter.
  • Food isn’t meant to be frozen forever; it will dry it out, so keep note of when you freeze items.
  • A tidy fridge means it’s easier to see what needs to be eaten and when.
  • If your family check what is in the fridge and cupboards before going shopping, they won’t accidently buy something twice. People often forget to do this!
  • Keep track of what you throw out so you can work out what you are wasting and why. Perhaps you are buying more than you need or it needs to be stored differently.
  • Pickling, making jam or drying fruit and vegetables will mean you can store them for much longer.
  • You can make yummy recipes with leftover food or food that needs to be used up!

You can find out more great tips and recipes for cutting food waste by visiting West Sussex Waste Partnership’s Fight Against Food Waste and at Love Food Hate Waste.

Downloadable PDF’s For this activity:
FoodDetectiveCaseNotes.pdf (132kb)

Fill out your Food Detective Case Notes to beat waste crimes in your kitchen!

Upload a photo of your Food Detective Case Notes and you could win a personalised cookery set!

Wastebuster and the West Sussex Waste Partnership will be selecting one Wastebuster Cadet entry to win the Food Detective prize!

To have the best chance of winning, this is what the judges will be looking for:

  • How well you have understood what we are asking you to do
  • How creative and original your approach to your ideas are
  • The factual correctness of the ideas you have
  • The overall impression your ideas give

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