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Schools Cut Back On Cafeteria Waste By Encouraging Students To Share Leftovers

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The federal school lunch program demands that kids pick a certain number of items to put on their tray as they move through the cafeteria, according to the Orlando Sentinel. But anyone who has ever spent time with kids during a meal know that getting a child to eat something is considerably harder than getting them to put it on their plate. Lots of food ends up in the trash, creating excess waste.

At the same time, there are kids who can't afford school lunch, or who have limited resources at home for after-school snacks and meals. There are even disturbing stories of some cafeteria workers throwing out full meals in front of children due to unpaid lunch bills.