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Title:Cut fruit and vegetables up and divide into discrete servings
Subject(s):Food waste -- Source reduction (Waste management)
Green Lunchroom Challenge
School lunchrooms -- Environmental aspects
Food service -- Schools -- Environmental aspects
Abstract:Sometimes if you want to change behavior, you need to make the desired behavior easier for people. Consider younger students with smaller mouths, with many of their first teeth still in place. It can be easier for them to eat fruit and vegetables which have been cut up into smaller, bite-sized pieces, rather than biting into the same items left whole. Smaller pieces are also easier for smaller hands to hold. Studies show that slicing produce can make students more apt to try it and eat it. The popularity of pre-cut, packaged fruit and vegetables (e.g. bags of apple slices, tubs of cubed melon, baby carrots, etc.) in grocery stores suggests that even older students and adults are drawn to the convenience of cut produce.
Issue Date:2016
Publisher:Champaign, IL : Illinois Sustainable Technology Center
Series/Report:Green Lunchroom Challenge Food Presentation Activity
Sponsor:Funded by U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Region 5
Date Available in IDEALS:2018-07-10

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