Kan. schools worry about food waste

About 32,000 lunches served in October, but who much thrown away?

Dec. 3—There is a nationwide concern that new federal regulations that required increased servings of fruits and vegetables this fall are leading to even more food being thrown away by students.

A central Florida school district is considering putting cameras in lunchroom trash cans to measure how much of the fruits and veggies are being tossed.

At a meeting last week, Wichita, Kan., school board member Lanora Nolan said there was a "collective community concern" about the waste of fresh fruits and vegetables. She asked district staff to provide specifics about the new guidelines and what could be done so the wasted food could be sent home to families.