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Are you guilty of food waste?

Posted at 9:21 AM, Feb 22, 2019
and last updated 2019-02-22 14:37:10-05

LAS VEGAS (KTNV) — A new study by Klein Kitchen & Bath says most of us do waste food.

People in Nevada throw out on average nearly $800 worth of food each year which equals about 1/5 of their food.

Experts say most people buy more than they need and forget to plan meals which leads to excessive buying.

Dietitians say most people waste food because they fall into the misconception of labeling.

The misunderstanding may come in the sell-by-date on food labeling meaning it's the last date by which it can be sold in a store.

In some cases, it could still be good to consume even if it's past the use-by date.

Experts say to stop wasting so much food you should shop for what you need and try not to over buy and if you buy food and don't use it, freeze it.