Colorado State University Study Finds Kids Toss Fruits And Vegetables At School

A recent study by Colorado State University showed that at some schools about a third of the fruits and vegetables were discarded, according to 9 News in Denver, Colo. Other schools saw rates close to 50 percent. 

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Editor’s Insight: This study demonstrates how difficult it is to change kids’ eating habits. Simply changing the menu is not going to change their habits.

Nutrition education must include classroom instruction in conjunction with a healthier menu.

The report notes that the education needs to be provided to parents in addition to kids. 07-21-11 by Elliot Maras