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In Second Opinion, Susan Perry helps MinnPost readers make their way through the thicket of health happenings, trends, studies and research. Perry has written several health-related books, and her articles have appeared in a wide variety of publications, including Minnesota Monthly, The History Channel Magazine and Woman's Day. She is a former writer/editor for Time-Life Books and a former editor of Nutrition Action Healthletter, published by the Center for Science in the Public Interest.

Americans waste a pound of food a day

Americans waste a pound of food a day — at a big environmental cost, study finds

The higher the quality of people’s diets, the more food they tended to waste. Fruits and vegetables are the most likely foods to be thrown out before being consumed.