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Smarter Lunchrooms
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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Smarter Lunchrooms strategy #3: Improve . Highlight special items with colorful signage and menus!
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Smarter Lunchrooms May 23
Smarter Lunchrooms strategy #3: Improve . Eye-level placement is important!
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Smarter Lunchrooms May 22
Smarter Lunchrooms Strategy #3: Improve ! Make healthy foods the stars of the lunchroom: front, center, and impossible to ignore.
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Smarter Lunchrooms May 18
Principle #2: Increase convenience
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Smarter Lunchrooms May 18
Principle #2: Increase convenience
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Smarter Lunchrooms May 17
Principle #2: Increase convenience!
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Smarter Lunchrooms May 16
Principle #1: Manage portion sizes
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Smarter Lunchrooms May 16
Principle #1: Manage portion sizes
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Smarter Lunchrooms May 16
Principle #1: Manage portion sizes
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Smarter Lunchrooms May 15
Research shows that people serve themselves more food when given larger bowls and serving spoons, but generally don’t feel any more full.
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Smarter Lunchrooms May 14
This week we will feature 6 behavioral economics principles you can apply to your lunchroom! For more information:
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Smarter Lunchrooms May 11
tip: Place pre-packaged salads or a salad bar in a high-traffic area
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Smarter Lunchrooms May 10
tip: slice or cut fruit to make it easier to eat.
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Smarter Lunchrooms May 9
tip: give menu items creative, descriptive names.
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Smarter Lunchrooms May 8
Here's a glimpse of what to expect at this week's Symposium!
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Smarter Lunchrooms May 5
Local programs have gone above and beyond to develop supplemental Smarter Lunchrooms tools. Access for free here!
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Smarter Lunchrooms May 4
to this article from August 2016 highlighting MA schools utilizing principles!
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Smarter Lunchrooms May 2
Principle: 2: Increase convenience!
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Smarter Lunchrooms May 2
Increasing visibility of the salad bar can bump consumption up to five times higher than it was before
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Smarter Lunchrooms May 1
Today is the last day to register for our Smarter Lunchrooms Symposium. Sign up while you still can! To register:
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