Super Bowl Sunday: The game. The commercials. The food.
Sure, throw back some good grub—but don’t waste it
Super Bowl Sunday has become the second-largest food consumption day after Thanksgiving day, according to the USDA. More than 111 million people watch the game on TV—including non-football fans, if only to nibble on hot wings and chime in on the highly anticipated commercials.
Last year, Americans consumed 1.3 billion hot wings, 12 million slices of pizza, 14 billion hamburgers, 278 million avocados, and 51.7 million cases of beer on Super Bowl Sunday. That’s a lot of food waste, considering that we throw out about 40 percent of what we buy and prepare, according to the National Resources Defense Council.
Check out our video on how to minimize your food waste when hosting a party, and let the game begin.