‘Waste Not, Want Not’ – Nutrition Professionals Help Consumers Decrease Food Waste During Earth Month

Author: Jean Kummer | April 27, 2021

‘Waste Not, Want Not’ – Nutrition Professionals Help Consumers Decrease Food Waste During Earth Month

Dairy farmers know the value of reusing and recycling food waste at home and on the farm, especially considering that about 40 percent of food goes uneaten in the U.S. each year. 

“While the dairy community works hard on the back end to transform food waste into natural fertilizer and renewable energy, there are many steps you and your family can take to prevent food waste from the start,”  said dairy advocate and registered dietitian Deanna Segrave-Daly in an Earth Day blog written for ADA North East and shared with consumers on AmericanDairy.com and on her social media channels. 

In an effort to help avoid food waste and reduce the carbon footprint in the kitchen, dairy farmers and ADA North East partnered with several other health professionals to show consumers how they can do their part. 

ADA North East’s Sports Nutrition Advisory Panel combined tips and tricks to share with local families through the more than 15,000 high school coaches and athletic directors in our region. 

The 16-member panel put together a fact sheet with suggestions related to meal planning, leftovers use, food storage, and food donations. 

In addition, Sports Nutrition Advisory Panel member Stevie Lyn Smith conducted an Instagram takeover with ADA North East addressing food waste during the month of April that has garnered 7,600 impressions from viewers. Check out this recap of Smith’s posts

About American Dairy Association North East

American Dairy Association North East (ADA North East) is the dairy farmer-funded organization funded by participating dairy farmer’s checkoff investment to build demand and sales for milk and dairy foods throughout the local region. Representing more than 10,000 dairy farm families in Delaware, Maryland, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania and northern Virginia, ADA North East develops and implements local programs to drive milk and dairy sales at retail outlets and in schools. The organization also conducts consumer education about dairy through events, traditional and social media, and in collaboration with health professionals through National Dairy Council®. ADA North East works closely with Dairy Management Inc.™, the national dairy checkoff organization, to support nutrition research, national partnerships and developing export markets for dairy to bring a fully integrated promotion program to the region. For more information, visit www.AmericanDairy.com or call our Main Office at 315-472-9143.