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Consumption and plate waste of menu items served in the National School Lunch Program.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  701669     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Plate waste was determined in fifty-eight elementary and high schools in the USDA Western, Midwestern, and Southwestern Regions. By weighing sample trays and edible waste, the percentage of food served that was consumed was measured for 23,000 lunches. Highest consumption was recorded for milk, with 88 and 94 per cent consumed in the fifth and tenth grades respectively. Most entrées and starches were well consumed; vegetables and salads showed much less acceptability. Regional differences in food acceptability were minor, and high school students consistently wasted less food in all categories than did elementary pupils.
G R Jansen; J M Harper
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, U.S. Gov't, Non-P.H.S.    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of the American Dietetic Association     Volume:  73     ISSN:  0002-8223     ISO Abbreviation:  J Am Diet Assoc     Publication Date:  1978 Oct 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1978-12-27     Completed Date:  1978-12-27     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7503061     Medline TA:  J Am Diet Assoc     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  395-400     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
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MeSH Terms
Food Preferences*
Food Services*
National Health Programs*
School Health Services*
United States
Waste Products / analysis
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Waste Products

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