Fresher food tips: waste less and save more at uni
You’ve finally arrived at university, congratulations!
Your bags are unpacked, you’re making new friends and soaking up your environment. As you prepare yourself for academic greatness, how prepared are you to cooking for yourself? If you’re not, don’t panic – these top tips below will help you in all aspects of cooking and reducing food waste.
In student halls, the kitchen space is often small. You normally have to share the fridge and freezer, but you’re usually given your own cupboard space. People generally think that students live on junk food, instant noodles and takeaways. Whether there is truth to these statements, it is more important for students to learn to store and prepare food for themselves within a small kitchen environment in a busy shared space.
UCAS manages three million applications, from around 700,000 people, each year, for full-time undergraduate courses at over 380 universities and colleges across the UK. This gives a clearer picture of how many students could be potentially wasting food. I believe, with a little effort, all students can learn to create cheap nutritious meals while reducing their food waste
As part of our 10 Cities initiative in Belfast, we worked with the Indian Community Centre on Clifton Street to help their volunteers incorporate food-saving hints and tips in their activities within the community.