When Debby Lee Cohen was gathering trays
from school cafeterias for her Parson's project,
"No Tray Left Behind", she noticed that many
were carving their trays with
their forks while eating.
PLEASE WARN YOUR CHILDREN
NOT TO CARVE OR PIERCE THE TRAYS
Children sometimes scrape their lunch trays,
either to finish their food or just for fun.
By doing this, it is possible they may ingest
some of the chemical styrene. We, as
Environmental Pediatricians, advise use of
food containers made from materials other than
styrene or choose, as some schools have, to
remove school trays from cafeterias altogether.
- Mount Sinai Pediatric
Environmental Health Specialty Unit
This is an image of a child digging into
her tray with her plastic spork while eating.