Planning and portions Planning your meals and getting your portion sizes right are two easy ways to ensure you're not wasting food.

Simply writing a meal plan, making sure you're making use of your leftovers, and sticking to your shopping list at the supermarket can make an immediate difference.
Find out how planning ahead can save you money.

Many of us are guilty of cooking or preparing too much extra food – such as pasta and rice – that we end up throwing lots of it away.

The easiest way to prevent this is to measure your portions before you start cooking.  This could be as simple as using a mug to measure rice, or handfuls to measure pasta. Find out what makes a perfect portion.

And if you do make too much, remember to use the leftovers the next day or freeze them for later.