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Study: School lunch veggies, fruit end up in trash

from Connecticut Post

The big plastic trash can at an elementary school got a workout during lunch on a recent school day. Kindergartners plopped more than a third of their lunches into the bin. Left uneaten: an untouched-looking cup of carrots, half a cup of corn kernels, a roast chicken breast with only a few bites taken, an almost empty cup of pineapple chunks. More carrots. More corn. According to a recent study by the Harvard School of Public Health, 65 percent to 75 percent of vegetables served with school lunches are thrown out, along with 40 percent of the fruit. more

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