AUSTIN, Texas — "I know this sounds inconvenient, but try to shop a bit more frequently and maybe for less volume," he said. "Have a small market near your house for things that are more perishable, like milk, eggs, meat and that kind of thing. For nonperishable stuff, that's where maybe you stock up and say, 'I can buy all the boxes of cereal I want. They're not going to go bad for a long time.'"
According to Foley, the average American throws away between $300 and $500 worth of food each year, with the biggest losses in meat and seafood.