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By Carrie Haderlie
The Sheridan Press Via Wyoming News Exchange 

Legislator proposes way to end school lunch waste


March 5, 2020

SHERIDAN — One state legislator from Gillette was a school principal for years, and was always astonished at the amount of food wasted every lunch period.

In the years since, schools across Wyoming have tried to reduce waste. Some do lunch time head counts, tallying exactly how many children will eat hot lunch so the kitchen can prepare a reasonable amount; some schools have instituted a “share table” where kids can drop off unwanted, unopened food and drink items to share or donate; and other schools practice “offer versus serve” as a way to minimize food waste by allowing studen...

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