It's no secret that many retirement living seniors are on a budget and prepare their own meals to reduce the cost of living. However, this money saving technique can easily be tweaked to improve an individual's overall wellbeing.
A report titled The Progressive Increase of Food Waste in America and Its Environmental Impact has found that 1,400 calories of food per person per day are wasted, meaning thrown away, in the United States each day.
That adds up to 51 billion calories for California alone on a daily basis.
Individuals who wish to reduce the amount of waste incurred during their three squares, while also enhancing the sustainability of their lifestyles, can make a difference by mindfully planning and preparing breakfast, lunch and dinner.
Andrea Garen of the Dairy Council of California recommends planning out meals ahead of time, and eating moderate portions of a wide variety of foods for an eco-friendly menu.
Garen also states that planning out meals in advance could help people lose weight.
For active living seniors who enjoy cooking, these new green guidelines could add new appeal to their hobby and reignite their culinary passion.