It was a little more than a year ago that PSU, along with its dining contractor Sodexo, made the decision to go trayless in Prospect Hall, the main campus dining facility.In short, going trayless means the students carry food on plates only, rather than using trays, which can encourage taking more food than needed. The hope was to reduce waste and save unnecessary costs while educating the student body about making smarter and healthier food choices in the dining hall. The change has been a rousing success, with nearly $160,000 savings and a reduction of 35 tons of food in the past year.
Not surprisingly, this ‘good news’ story has attracted media attention.
Recently, New Hampshire Public Television spent some time on campus, interviewing students and Sodexo’s Chris Mongeon about the trayless move.
Here’s the story.
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