Ontario Food Collaborative

Take Action on Food Waste

Plan your meals first.

Start with a simple plan that works for you.

  • Set a goal for the number of meals you plan to cook for you and household during the week.
  • Make a grocery shopping list.
  • Check your fridge, cupboards, pantry and freezer before grocery shopping.
  • Include the kids in the planning and cooking process – they’re more likely to eat the meal they’ve helped make.
  • When meal planning, try to plan back-to-back meals that incorporate ingredients or leftovers from the previous meal.

Useful Links (Checklists, food planners and other organization tools)