The fridge and World Food Day!

Our theme for this year’s World Food Day is “What happens in your fridge?” FWW has launched a video spot to stimulate action and discussion on food losses for the World Food Day. This video addressed a message to everyone who buys food basically more than s/he consumes and partially contributing to the millions of tonnes of food thrown away. Very common among the EU and US food consumers - is shopping more food stuffs while there is already more food to be consumed in their fridge. There are also common happenings of forgotten food - shoved to the back of the fridge and would end up rotten there.  It is also very usual to see some of ‘eat me now’ and fresh foods – like leftovers and slightly soft vegetables kept hidden somewhere in the fridge not easily visible.



  1. Use your head at the supermarket: make a shopping list and don’t buy more than what you need.
  2. Keep your refrigerator in order, store fruits and vegetables in the original packaging and keep always an eye on expiring dates.  
  3. Don’t exaggerate with the portions when you cook.
  4. Freeze leftovers right away and defrost them when you have no time to cook a meal.
  5. Prepare tasty dishes with leftovers.