NATIONAL SCHOOL LUNCH PROGRAM: USDA promotes strategies to cut school lunch waste

November 2002
FoodService Director;11/15/2002, Vol. 15 Issue 11, p10
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Reports that the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) officials are calling on school food service directors to adopt strategies in addressing the plate waste problem of children under the National School Lunch Program. Estimates on the economic cost of the problem; Strategies recommended by the USDA for reducing plate waste problem in school lunchrooms.


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