This messy school cafeteria project dives into how students eat and waste food

Read the full story in the Charlotte Observer.

Last week Whitewater Middle School students in Charlotte donned plastic gloves and plunged into some 200 pounds of food their classmates trashed after eating in the cafeteria.

They mucked out the remains of pasta, tacos and yogurt parfaits. They tallied untouched green salads, fresh Asian pears and whole-grain rolls with only a bite or two nibbled out, all destined for the landfill.

It was, they said, both disgusting and enlightening.

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