70% food waste!?

The good news: Research shows that new federal rules have prompted public schools to serve an extra $5.4 million worth of fruits and vegetables every day. The bad news: The school children throw some $3.8 million of that goodness in the garbage each day. You see, the new school lunch standards require a serving of fruits or vegetables on every student’s food tray – whether the child will eat it or not. Reports show that school kids toss 70% of the extra fruits and vegetables. Oh, there’s a minor increase in kids eating the items, but there has got to be a better way. BYU economics professor Joe Price says to pay students to eat a fruit or vegetable for both less expensive and better results – and it works to increase fruit and vegetable consumption by 80% while reducing wasted goods by 33%.

Leave it to a government mandate to produce this kind of waste...

Leave it to a government mandate to produce this kind of waste…

About Craig Stellpflug NDC

Craig Stellpflug is a NeuroDevelopment Consultant and a Certified Nutritional Consultant. Craig is a cancer nutritionist and child brain disorder specialist at Healing Pathways Medical Clinic in Scottsdale Arizona.
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