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What are some tips for getting food to last longer?

Dr. Mehmet Oz, MD
Cardiology (Cardiovascular Disease)
If you have limp produce and moldy cheese in your refrigerator, you've wasted food and money. In this video, Dr. Mehmet Oz gets helpful advice from audience members about how to make fruits, veggies and cheese last longer.
Cindy Gay
Nutrition & Dietetics
After purchasing, divide meat, poultry or fish into meal size portions. Label with the name and date. Freeze until ready to use. These small packs can be thawed in the refrigerator overnight or in the microwave set to  "defrost".

Divide breads into amounts that last for 1/2 week. Then thaw the rest when needed.

Farmers markets and grocery stores often sell produce in small single servings. Meat and seafood counters also sell single servings or will cut larger pieces, like flank steak, into the amount you can use and wish to purchase.

Check dates of dairy products carefully and buy that with the longest date.

Dry wet produce. Wash just before preparation.

Invest in some containers with air tight seals and store open graham crackers and leftovers in these.

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