Rethink Healthy

Reducing Food Waste & Colorectal Cancer Screenings
depositing food scraps in compost bucket

Reducing Food Waste and Recycling Food Waste: What Can You Do?

While we are thinking about making healthy food choices, one issue that often goes overlooked is the amount of food we waste. According to the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, one-third of all food produced around the world is wasted. We waste food in homes, commercial kitchens, grocery stores, on farms, and in food manufacturing plants. More than 80 percent of Americans discard food that is safe to eat because they misunderstand expiration labels. At Tahoe Forest Health System, we’re tackling this problem head-on by emphasizing composting and recycling. As community members, we can take action too!

Read more about how you can reduce food waste!

Colorectal Cancer Screening Recommendationsblue ribbon for colorectal screening awareness

Colorectal cancer is currently the second most common cancer in the United States for both men and women. An estimated 52,500 Americans died in 2022 from colorectal cancer. Unfortunately, colorectal cancer is increasing in younger populations, particularly in people ages 45-49 years old over the past twenty years; notable because until recently colorectal cancer screening typically began at age 50.

Read more about colorectal cancer and learn when to get screened!