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  • Dining halls at Harvard and Stanford are using their kitchens as ‘living laboratories’ to change the eating habits of students

    Business Insider - 05/25/2017

    Northeastern, which feeds 20,000 people a day, has gone even further. Its community is already consuming 25% more produce, twice the whole grains, 30% less sodium, and 10% less soda. The Boston-based university is also tackling food waste. Starting this fall, dining halls will no longer feature trays.

    “Right now, all students are on an all-you-care-to-eat model, so they tend to pile up stuff on their trays that they often don’t eat,” says Maureen Timmons, Northeastern’s Director of Dining Services. The hope is that going tray-less will lead to less excess. Northeastern is also experimenting with signs in dining halls that will remind students to take only what they can eat.

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