Students at a Vermont elementary school recently competed to see which class could produce the least amount of food waste during school meals. Each day, students put their uneaten orange peels, potato skins and other items into compost buckets. The contents for each class were then weighed, and at the end of the program, the winning team will receive a trophy. One fifth-grader said he hopes to take the competition a step further by working with school nutrition professionals on menu items that would produce less food waste.
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