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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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Our symposium is THIS WEEK! Have you registered?
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USDA Nutrition Apr 27
Check out our fact sheet on how schools can incorporate into
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The BEN Center Apr 26
In one SLM study, after school-grown vegetables were introduced, students selecting salads increased from 2% to 10%
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The BEN Center Apr 25
While banning chocolate milk in lunchroom decreases added sugar, less students drink milk&more is wasted. Read more:
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The BEN Center Apr 20
kid-friendly graphics for your lunchroom to increase fruit and vegetable sales!
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The BEN Center Apr 20
When given large bowls, extraverted children pour themselves 33% more cereal!
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The BEN Center Apr 15
Tomorrow is ! Did you know some types have over 50% of your daily recommended intake level of Vitamin D?
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ChooseMyPlate.gov Apr 14
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USDA Team Nutrition Apr 13
Planning to use the Power Panther mascot at your event? Get activity ideas:
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The BEN Center Apr 13
Increased presence of healthy items could encourage kids to avoid sugary snacks.
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The BEN Center Apr 13
To encourage healthy options and discourage unhealthy ones, let students use debit systems for entrees but require cash for chips&desserts
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The BEN Center Apr 7
RT: Blog: Connection Between Children’s Emotions, Mental Skills & Eating Habits
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The BEN Center Apr 6
School nutrition programs must offer a variety of food from all 5 food groups and meet calorie, sodium, and fat standards
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The BEN Center Mar 31
The Smarter Lunchrooms Movement is making an impact on schools across the country!
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The BEN Center Mar 30
To increase healthy reimbursable meals sold, create a grab-n'-go "Fresh Express" line. Offer yogurt, pre-made salads, and veggie packs!
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The BEN Center Mar 23
from : Distribute coupons for discounts on healthy meals featured in the cafeteria
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The BEN Center Mar 21
How have you been celebrating ? Let us know!
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The BEN Center Mar 16
from : Develop a school project that involves kids drawing and creating a meal based on MyPlate.
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The BEN Center Mar 10
Saint Patrick's Day class celebration idea: students bring their favorite healthy green snack to share (think fresh F&V) for a green buffet!
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The BEN Center Mar 8
slicing fresh fruits and vegetables into easy-to-eat portions increases consumption in school cafeterias
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