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Rob West

Stop Wasting Food

November 10, 2020
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How much food do you really waste, and how can you cut down food waste? In John 6, Jesus gives His disciples a clear instruction, “Gather the pieces that are left over. Let nothing … be wasted.” In America, we waste a tremendous amount of food every month. Today, host Rob West and Steve Moore talk about just how much food we waste on average, and efficient ways to cut our losses.

 

·      Using data collected from 4,000 households, researchers at Penn State have determined that the average U.S. household wastes 32-percent of the food purchased.

 

·      The average family spends nearly $2,000 dollars on wasted food.

 

·      Pay attention to storage life of food and save the food that lasts longer for later.

 

·      If you have children, give them smaller portions to reduce waste. You can always give them “seconds” if they are still hungry.

 

·      Always keep a shopping list, and make sure to check the fridge and pantry for things you already have before heading to the store.

 

·      Pay attention to the contents of your freezer. Meats often get freezer burn from being in there too long.

 

·      Think before you toss out food, “Is there a way to turn these scraps into part of a meal?”

 

Here are a couple of questions we answered from our callers on today’s program:

 

·      I volunteer at a recovery center where I help men in recovery set up budgets and understand principles of financial management. I often get questions about debt and low credit scores that I don’t know how to answer. Are there some ways to help them improve their credit scores when they can’t commit to regular payments on their existing debt? (Rob mentions ChristianCreditCounselors.org).

 

·      I have a large family and a full-time job. I’ve been just barely keeping above water financially for more than 30 years. How do I continue to be content with this?

 

 

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MoneyWise is a daily radio ministry of MoneyWise Media. Hosted by Rob West, the program offers a practical, biblical and good-natured approach to managing your time, talents and resources.

About Rob West

Rob West is the host of the nationally syndicated radio programs MoneyWise and The MoneyWise Minute heard on more than 900 radio outlets each day. Rob also serves as the President of Kingdom Advisors, an international community of financial professionals who are specialists in delivering biblically wise financial advice. Rob serves as primary spokesperson for the organization and gives leadership to organizational strategy.

A radio veteran, Rob previously co-hosted a live, call-in, financial radio program with his father from 1998 through 2008 at WAFG, Fort Lauderdale, FL. Rob has dedicated his professional career to working at the intersection of faith and finance having led a successful faith-based financial services firm, serving as the host of several radio programs on a biblical approach to finance, and speaking frequently on the topic. Rob and his wife, Julie, live in Marietta, GA with their four children.


 

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