Wash. districts take steps to curb food waste

Students at an elementary school in Washington state say they regularly take items from a cafeteria fruit and vegetable bar and say the selection is healthy and delicious. However, nutrition professionals say a shift to serving healthier meals in schools has resulted in greater costs and more wasted food in some cases. In one district, officials are seeking to curb waste by composting uneaten food, and in another, students are asked to put unwanted fruit and other items on an "extras" table for others to grab.

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