Learn about the Eat First Basket!

Households that have taken the Rethink Food Waste Challenge gave feedback that the number one most helpful and easiest way to combat food waste in their home was the implement an Eat First Basket. This basket serves as a visual and physical reminder to eat stuff in your fridge before it goes bad.

Find a basket OR just use a section of one of your refrigerator shelves. Print out an Eat First card and attach it to the basket or shelf. This is a place for you to put food in your fridge that you need to “Eat First”.

Not sure what to put in your basket? Some ideas include: half a sandwich, a partially used can of tomato paste, some bean dip, a jar of chipotle peppers, and half a zucchini.

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