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Fruit, vegetable mandates in schools result in less consumption, more waste

September 1, 2015

National mandates requiring the distribution of fruits and vegetables as part of school lunches in the United States decreased the amount of fruits and vegetables consumed by 12% and increased the amount of food wasted by 35%, according to a recent report.

“Children consumed fewer fruits and vegetables and wasted more fruits and vegetables during the school year immediately following implementation of the USDA rule that required them to take one fruit or vegetable at lunch,” researcher Sarah A. Amin, PhD, MPH, of the department of nutrition and food sciences at the University of Vermont, and colleagues wrote. “Because more children did not even taste the fruits and vegetables they chose at lunch when required in the current study, school nutrition professionals need strategies to encourage children to try the unfamiliar fruits and vegetables they select.”

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A Review of Annular Eruptions in Children

Pediatric Annals, August 2015, Volume 44 Issue 8
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Management of Pediatric Conjunctivitis and Otitis/Conjunctivitis Syndrome

This activity is supported by an educational grant from Alcon Research, LTD.

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