Schools work on food waste

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Schools work on food waste

Durango school district making effort to curb students from throwing away uneaten food

Schools work on food waste

Durango School District 9-R strives to serve lunches that students will eat to cut down on food waste. Students at Park Elementary were served lunch on disposable trays Monday because the school did not have a dishwasher. Washable trays are normally used for the daily meals.
Second-graders at Riverview Elementary enjoy their hot lunch in the school cafeteria. From the right is 8-year-old Izzy Aspen, 7-year-old Kyana Newcomer and 7-year-old Grace Clair.
A salad bar is prepared for Kindergarten students and first-graders at Riverview Elementary.
Cris Garcia, a cook with Riverview Elementary, hands a student a hot lunch Wednesday. The school district looks at portion size as well as food choice in an effort to prevent waste of food.
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