Spring Journal Issue Examines High School Students’ Plate Waste


Interested in reading about the experiences and observations of other school nutrition operators? Be sure to check out The Journal of Child Nutrition & Management, SNA’s peer-reviewed research journal published twice a year. The exclusively digital publication features research articles on topics critical to the successful operation of school meal programs.

The article titled “Plate Waste and Attitudes Among High School Lunch Program Participants” by Jessica Haas, MS, RD; Leslie Cunningham-Sabo, PhD, RD; and Garry Auld, PhD, RD, examines the foods discarded most often by high school students and in what quantities, as well as the perceptions of high school students toward school lunch.

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