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The BEN Center
The BEN Center uses principles from behavioral economics & research-based solutions to encourage children to make healthier food choices in school lunchrooms.
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The BEN Center 16h
Smarter Lunchrooms Saturday: Get kids involved in their own health by creating a “Student Nutrition Action Committee”
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The BEN Center 18h
Come discuss Smarter Lunchroom Movement theory & implementation at our May symposium! Register here:
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The BEN Center 21h
Chocolate milk bans can backfire. Try making white milk look more convenient & normal to influence choice!
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The BEN Center 23h
Smarter Lunchrooms Saturday: Move white milk front & center to increase sales without even removing chocolate milk
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The BEN Center 2d
Banning flavored milk may seem like a healthy idea, but it can lead to 10% less milk intake overall!
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The BEN Center 2d
Avoid the Easter-candy craze this weekend by filling baskets with holiday treats that aren't sugar-based
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The BEN Center 2d
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The BEN Center 2d
Unregulated food terms like "fresh" and "natural" can create Health Haloes that influence your food choice
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The BEN Center 3d
At this year's Smarter Lunchrooms Symposium (May 16-17), learn to master behavioral economics principles!
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The BEN Center 3d
Banning chocolate milk has surprising consequences: Kids take 10% less milk, waste 29% more, & avoid school meals!
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The BEN Center 4d
Study shows that children of stressed parents tend to weight more (think of those unhealthy time-saving shortcuts)
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The BEN Center 4d
Only one month until the Smarter Lunchrooms Symposium, a 2-day workshop at Cornell campus! Have you registered?
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The BEN Center 5d
Emotional eating allows mood to dictate food choice; happiness leads to savory pizza or steak, but sad = sweets!
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The BEN Center 5d
New study shows that kids serve themselves 13% more entrée food when using a tablespoon than a teaspoon
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The BEN Center 5d
Think about the things that make you happy in order to keep the big picture in mind and eat 77% healthier!
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The BEN Center 6d
As American consumers shift their focus from 'diet' qualities to health benefits, product marketing changes as well
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The BEN Center 6d
Are you up a few pounds from the weekend? says this is part of the normal weight rhythms of most people
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The BEN Center 13 Apr
Sunday Morning Cartoon: The 1st buffet foods you see will take up 68% of your plate, so start near healthy options!
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The BEN Center 12 Apr
Smarter Lunchrooms Saturday: Using verbal prompts and visual signs can encourage fruit selection
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The BEN Center 12 Apr
Want to discuss how the SLM's low/no-cost methods can improve school lunchrooms? Join our May 15-17 Symposium!
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