What steps do you take in limiting food waste?
Keeping my fridge cleaned out is my number one method. If I can't see it, I can't use it.
It might sound stupid to other people, but the way my husband and I live, we end up buying some of the stuff we need for dinner that same day and then we try to use the rest of it before it goes bad. We keep staples in our apartment constantly and freeze meat as soon as we get home and portion it out - that's what's been working for us, but as we grow and mature, I'm sure it'll change.
We just eat whatever we cook. I think leftovers are great! For example, we had tacos the other night. As I was cleaning up, I made custom tacos for me, dh, ds#6 and ds#7 for our lunches the next day. Today I made nachos using the rest of the leftover meat nd beans. Yum! I rarely throw food away. Train your family to eat what you have.
If there is enough to make another whole meal then I will freeze what is left for another night. Mostly we just eat leftovers for lunches. Once in a blue moon we will have a ton left and not be able to eat them all for lunches before they will go bad so I declare a fend for yourself night and we eat them for dinner too. Only happens a few times a year. DH takes leftovers for lunch at work. I am a SAHM w/ both kids and my father here. DS is a teen boy but DD is only 2. We need lunch foods. Eating leftovers or repurposing them for lunch saves my grocery bill.
I take leftovers for lunch and when the hubby is working he needs something quick to grab since he is on duty--it helps if there is something quick to heat up in the fridge. If we get sick of eating a leftover I re-purpose it or freeze it. When I make my menu I check the fridge and freezer first to see what needs to be used up. I am a little OCD about the fridge--I organize it/clean it out everyday so I know what is in there and what needs to be used.