It's no surprise that people create a lot of waste, but did you know that Americans waste 141 trillion calories worth of food each year?

The most tossed food groups are dairy products, vegetables and grains, according to the USDA. The good news is that people are starting to wise up about food waste, and there are a lot of ways to reduce it, starting with staying mindful of when food actually expires.

Check out the slideshow above to learn more about food waste in the U.S.

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Tags: Food Report, Breakfast, Bread, Lunch, Dinner, Grain, Dairy, Vegetable, American

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