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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 Jul 26
ask art classes, homerooms, or student clubs to create for your lunchroom
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The BEN Center Jul 22
Grow it, try it, like it! Check out 's Nutrition Education Kit about
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The BEN Center Jul 21
Interested in research? The Food and Brand Lab homepage features studies involving school cafeterias and beyond
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The BEN Center Jul 21
A recent government survey reported that the consumption has declined among youth by nearly 1/3 in two years!
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The BEN Center Jul 19
- daily entrees should be given or descriptive names, which should be displayed next to each entree
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The BEN Center Jul 18
Check out the Food and Brand Lab homepage for the studies that inspire our principles.
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The BEN Center Jul 15
Kids are 35% more likely to take fruit that has already been cut up compared to choosing whole fruit
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The BEN Center Jul 14
While ice cream is a popular summer treat, these popsicles are just as refreshing and made exclusively of fruit.Yum!
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The BEN Center Jul 13
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The BEN Center Jul 11
Remember: free summer meals are available to kids across the country! Find your nearest location here:
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The BEN Center Jul 8
was just featured on ! Check it out.
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The BEN Center Jul 7
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The BEN Center Jul 1
Happy 4th of July Weekend! Try swapping your standard dessert for these festive,light dishes
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The BEN Center Jun 30
This poster, along with others, is available on the USDA’s Summer Food, Summer Moves webpage
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The BEN Center Jun 28
“Good food is like a miracle drug… yet too many people are priced out of a healthy diet. ”
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The BEN Center Jun 27
Join us for our No Time to Train USDA Professional Standards Supplement Webinar! Wed, July 6 at 2:00 pm EDT.
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The BEN Center Jun 22
Tip:Move "competitive foods" (chips, cookies, etc.) behind the serving counter in the lunch line so they are only available by request.
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The BEN Center Jun 17
Webinar Wed, 6/22 @ 2pm: "New SNA Resources to Help You Meet USDA Professional Standards." NO SNA membership needed!
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The BEN Center Jun 15
tip: Students should be able to create a full reimbursable meal in any service area (salad bars, snack windows, speed lines, etc.)
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The BEN Center Jun 14
tip: Make sure fruits and vegetables are easily seen by students of average height for your school. More info:
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