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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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Make vegetables more accessible for your child at home by cutting them into “kid-sized” portions or fun shapes!
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Andy Feldman Feb 4
Using behavioral insights to design smarter school lunchrooms: Audio interview w/ David Just
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The BEN Center Feb 4
To encourage kids to get the targeted entree in the cafeteria, place it first or most prominently in the lunch line.
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The BEN Center Feb 2
Kids who ate nutritious foods reported feeling full after 170 cals, while those who ate chips needed 620 cals to feel satisfied
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The BEN Center Feb 1
To get kids to eat more at school, place whole fruits in an attractive bowl or basket instead of steel trays.
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The BEN Center Jan 29
RT : Simple move-signage- from Asst Grand Rapids Director, Amy Klinkoski Great job!
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Farm to School Jan 29
How a school cooking show teaches kids about healthy eating: via
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The BEN Center Jan 29
RT : Placing unflavored milk in front of flavored options does make a difference in consumption!
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The BEN Center Jan 28
: schools are required to provide appropriate portion sizes and calories to students based on their age
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The BEN Center Jan 28
School celebrations don’t have to include unhealthy treats.
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The BEN Center Jan 27
RT : Smarter Lunchrooms will solve the Real Problem with Lunch
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The BEN Center Jan 26
Paper crowns, local “celebrity” book readings, and crafts are great alternatives to unhealthy food for class celebrations.
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The BEN Center Jan 24
: school lunches are required to provide a specific variety of colorful produce each week.
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The BEN Center Jan 21
Check out these creative ways to introduce students to a wide variety of fruits and vegetables in the
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The BEN Center Jan 21
: schools are required to provide appropriate portion sizes and calories to students based on their age
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The BEN Center Jan 20
: school lunches are required to provide a specific variety of colorful produce each week
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The BEN Center Jan 19
Paper crowns, local “celebrity” book readings, and crafts are great alternatives to unhealthy food for class celebrations.
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The BEN Center Jan 19
It’s ! Check out some of our past research featuring movie popcorn and mindless eating
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The BEN Center Jan 17
RT : Smarter Lunchrooms will solve the Real Problem with Lunch
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The BEN Center Jan 15
The effectiveness of gain-framed and loss-based health messages is dependent on the context.
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