Why eating in Nursing Homes not allowed?

I work in Long term care, Nurisng home as health care aide( cna). Sometimes some of us ask the dietary aide for food after they finish serving the residents. The remaing food goes thrown in the garbage . They refuse and tell us their manager don't allow them to give staff food. I think it's bs because... show more I work in Long term care, Nurisng home as health care aide( cna). Sometimes some of us ask the dietary aide for food after they finish serving the residents. The remaing food goes thrown in the garbage . They refuse and tell us their manager don't allow them to give staff food.

I think it's bs because the food gets thrown in the garbage. Why not give it to staff to eat?
Update: Yes, the remaining food in the steam tables that is not served.
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