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Florida School Board Wants to Install Trash Cams to Figure Out Why Children Toss Veggies

They can't wrap their heads around why students are throwing their vegetables, part of new federal school lunch regulations, in the trash.


Lake County School Board officials are considering attaching cameras to school cafeteria trash cans to study what students are tossing after officials found that most of the vegetables on the school menu end up in the trash can.

New federal laws require students to take a healthy produce at lunchtime, but last year in Lake County, students tossed $75,000 worth of produce in the garbage.