Reducing Your Kitchen Carbon Footprint

From the Show: Naturally Savvy
Summary: Liz Weiss, MS, RDN, discusses simple ways to reduce your kitchen carbon footprint.
Air Date: 2/18/20
Duration: 28:01
Host: Andrea Donsky, RHN & Lisa Davis, MPH
Guest Bio: Liz Weiss, MS, RDN
Liz Weiss is a registered dietitian nutritionist and has been passionate about healthy food and family nutrition for over 20 years. Helping families discover the joy of wholesome and delicious food is not just her job—it’s her mission.

Liz is the author of five cookbooks, and her new podcast, Liz’s Healthy Table, has picked up where Cooking with the Moms left off with exciting family-themed food and nutrition episodes including the benefits of omega-3 fats, the Instant Pot craze, and tips for cooking with kids of all ages.

Before she became a blogger and podcaster, Liz spent years reporting on nutrition and health for CNN, and after she left the network, she created a series of 50 Meal Makeovers cooking videos for their Accent Health channel.

Liz has done a lot of live television too, including NBC’s Today show, CNN Headline News, the Food Network, and ABC-Boston, and she loves cooking with parents and kids and speaking to fellow health professionals about food blogging, food photography, and tips for creating winning recipes.
  • Book Title: The Moms’ Guide to Meal Makeovers: Improving the Way Your Family Eats, One Meal at a Time
  • Guest Facebook Account: https://www.facebook.com/LizsHealthyTable/
  • Guest Twitter Account: @LizWeiss
Reducing Your Kitchen Carbon Footprint
Many people are interested in becoming more eco-friendly but aren't quite sure which steps to take.

Composting is a popular option for reducing your carbon footprint. When biodegradable items (banana peel, half-eaten apple, etc.) are sent to a landfill, they will break down but they still emit greenhouse gases. If you're not comfortable setting up a compost station yourself, there are often community options that will pick up your biodegradable scraps and perform the composting for you. 

Liz Weiss, MS, RDN, joins host Lisa Davis to discuss simple ways to reduce your kitchen carbon footprint, as well as share some of her favorite recipes that contribute to a more eco-friendly existence. She also provides some statistics on how much food is wasted each year.