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Why are young adults wasting so much food? Study looks at perceptions and food behaviors
Researchers wanted to get a better idea why 18- to 24-year-olds, especially college students, have a higher tendency to waste food, and how their residence type — on or off campus — plays a role. Findings show that during the transitionary time of young adulthood, many of the food management behaviors that might prevent food waste haven’t been learned yet or haven’t been necessary.