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We are celebrating National Nutrition Week 2019 this week which is all about how to try for five serves of veg each day by embracing your food ‘waste’!
We all know veggies are good for us – Mum’s been telling us for years! Eating a healthy and balanced diet can help reduce the risk of many chronic diseases, and may even reduce your risk of depression. But did you know that we throw a lot of good food away? In fact, wasted food makes up more 1/3 of the contents the average household bin. That’s nearly $4000 worth of food per household per year that can end up in landfill, where it breaks down and emits harmful greenhouse gases. Here’s how you can try for five serves of veg a day, while helping to save money and the environment, by embracing your veg ‘waste’:
Eat more parts of your vegetables such as skins, stalks and leaves. Use up your ageing vegetables that would otherwise go in the bin. Choose ‘ugly’ and ‘imperfect’ vegetables to prevent them going to landfill. They’re just as nutritious, and often cheaper.
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