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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 data speaks for itself! Using marketing techniques aimed at kids can lead to dramatic increases in salad sales.
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The BEN Center Sep 26
"In order for our efforts to influence the behaviors of our youth, we have to look at the village that raises them."
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The BEN Center Sep 25
Tomorrow is ! Try incorporating 3 food groups: for example, whole grain cereal, berries, and milk
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The BEN Center Sep 23
Explore which foods, flavors, and recipes your state is known for and how they fit into your healthy eating style.
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The BEN Center Sep 22
Parents: you have more influence over your kids than you think!
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The BEN Center Sep 21
Don't miss this free webinar that combines two of our most popular workshops! Tune in tomorrow at 2pm.
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The BEN Center Sep 20
Michigan Team Nutrition schools are going above and beyond to make sure their students eat a balanced breakfast!
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The BEN Center Sep 19
Two of our most popular workshops rolled into one! You don't want to miss this. This Thursday, Sept 22, at 2:00pm
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Kids Eat Healthy Sep 5
Don't ban chocolate milk, just make white milk more convenient and appealing.
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Kids Eat Healthy Sep 15
Considering providing breakfast in the classroom, but concerned about the road blocks? This expert advice can help.
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Jessica Donze Black Sep 9
Check out these resources to learn more about school nutrition!
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Sharon Schaefer, SNS Sep 13
Concession Stand Makeover | Food and Brand Lab:
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Kids Eat Right Sep 16
Parents can work with school nutrition staff to get safe, healthy options for kids w/ food allergies!
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Abby Heidari Sep 19
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Team Up Illinois! Aug 24
We totally agree! Here at U of I Extension, we use to create healthy school environments.
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The BEN Center Sep 16
: Reach out to students for feedback regarding . You never know unless you ask AND they'll realize their opinion matters!
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The BEN Center Sep 14
Giving students the opportunity to pre-order their lunch increases their likelihood of ordering fruits and veggies.
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The BEN Center Sep 13
Teens were less likely to buy a sugary beverage with a warning label connecting it to obesity& type 2 diabetes
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The BEN Center Sep 9
: Pulling the salad bar away from the wall& putting it in front of the register can triple salad sales!
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The BEN Center Sep 6
Older students can model healthy eating behaviors to younger grades by eating a nutritious lunch together 1x/month
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