I do agree to your suggestion. It's not that I am ''limiting'' the quantity, it's about the standardization. How ever it is true it depends on cultural contexts. If we see Japanese culture, they are using Bento Box, which is not about limiting food rather standardizing food quantity, while maintaining variety.
As far as compost is concerned, I would like to know the details how are you processing compost because I also strongly believe that compost is having huge potential beyond food waste.
In this aspect, I want to share one experience with you. During my visit to Toyota, I had my lunch in Toyota Canteen. What I have seen is nothing but the systematic approach.
1. The food quantity is fixed where as the variety is more. 2. You will be given in a standard container instead of just putting on your plate, such as in terms of bowl, small plate etc. 3. They maintain food waste diary to monitor waste percentage for every item and take action accordingly.
I have studied your article and you have rightly pointed out the root cause and human nature. We can't change it but we can adopt some system to prevent this.