Fam­i­lies dump £680 of food a year

The Peterborough Evening Telegraph - - Uk & world Update -

THE av­er­age fam­ily with chil­dren throws away £680 of food a year, ac­cord­ing to re­search. The sum, which equals £13 a week, makes a to­tals of £12 bil­lion across the na­tion. The study found that the av­er­age house­hold spends £68 a week on food but that 91 per cent of house­holds with chil­dren ad­mit to throw­ing some of that food away. Re­searchers said that the value of wasted food was heav­ily un­der­es­ti­mated by fam­i­lies. Veg­eta­bles topped the list , fol­lowed by bread and fruit, and 40 per cent of those polled felt guilty for wast­ing food.

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