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Reducing Food Waste and Increasing Fruit and Vegetable Consumption in Schools

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Objectives: This review aims to determine if food waste increased after the 2012-2013 United States Department of Agriculture nutrition standards went into effect or determine if fruit and vegetable (F/V) consumption increased. Additionally, this study reports interventions to im- prove F/V consumption or to reduce food waste. Methods: Four databases were searched. K-12 schools using the National School Lunch Program or the School Breakfast Program were included. Universities, nursing homes and hospitals were excluded. Results: Food waste in schools was not increased because of the 2012-2013 nutrition standards. Cafeteria policies and procedures helped to reduce food waste and increase F/V consumption. Conclusion: There is no evidence to warrant altering the standards at this time.
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Document Type: Research Article

Publication date: 2017-05-01

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