10 hacks to save hundreds of pounds on your food shopping

Money saving tips: Vlogger reveals how she saved £14k



The average UK family wastes eight meals and throws out £60 worth of food every week. However, with a few simple lifestyle changes they could save themselves £720 a year.

Andrea Knowles, personal finance expert at vouchers.co.uk told Express.co.uk there are a number of things people can do to make savings on their food shop.

While people can swap supermarkets and downshift to supermarket own brands to save money, another way they could make savings is to throw less away.

That means being super organised and one way to do this is to keep the fridge and cupboards organised in a method otherwise known as FIFO – first in, first out.

Andrea explained: “All you have to do is place any newly bought food items at the back of the fridge or cupboard and keep the

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Adulting 101: Food for thought

Graphic by Haley Morkert.


Let’s get real for a second. 

Learning how to eat on a consistent schedule — let alone ensure you’re eating healthy — in college can be one of the hardest transitions to university living there is. The dreaded “freshman 15” exists for a reason. 

Whether you’ve gained or lost fifteen pounds this year, it can be an indicator of unhealthy eating habits — but don’t worry, we’ve all been there. 

At the start of this school year, I dropped meal plans entirely — I didn’t love the food at Atherton, was wasting meal swipes and never felt satisfied after meals. I planned to cook all of my meals in the beautiful, full kitchen of my AV apartment. 

Oh, how naive I was.

After a long day of classes, I quickly began to dread coming home to make

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The #1 Best Food to Eat to Live to 100, Science Says

Food is a large factor in living a long, healthy life, and many Americans are eating diets that are harmful to their overall health.

A study published in Circulation looked at participants who either fell under the category of a “Western” diet, which is heavy in red meat, processed foods, refined grains, and sugar, or a “Prudent” diet, which is mostly made up of legumes, vegetables, fruit, poultry, fish, and whole grains.

After an 18-year follow-up, researchers found that those who were adherent to the prudent diet saw a 17% decrease in total mortality risk a 28% lower risk of cardiovascular disease death.

The study also found that those on the Western diet had a 21% increase in total mortality and a 22% increase in cardiovascular disease mortality as well.

So, if diet plays a key role in how long we live, then which foods are the best

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AmeriCorps Food Security VISTA opportunity with Healthy Acadia

Healthy Acadia is partnering with Hunger Free America to recruit a year-round AmeriCorps Food Security VISTA service member to improve access to healthy food for people experiencing food insecurity in Hancock County. The AmeriCorps VISTA will serve with Healthy Acadia in for one year, starting in October, and will address food insecurity by building partnerships between local farms and food pantries; increasing participation in community gardens; increasing participation in nutrition benefit programs at farmers markets and farm stands; organizing county-wide food drives and fundraising events; and recruiting volunteers.

AmeriCorps VISTA service members receive a $575.40 bi-weekly living allowance, health benefits, housing assistance for one month rent, potential to forbear or defer student loans while in service, relocation assistance (if applicable), child care assistance (if applicable), one-year non-competitive status for federal government positions and a network of over 180,000 AmeriCorps VISTA members and alums. Upon successful completion of the service term,

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