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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 Apr 21
Our symposium kicks off at 5 PM on Thurs, May 11, 2017 and will conclude on Sat, May 13, 2017 at 2 PM. Register now!
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Smarter Lunchrooms Apr 20
Offer fruit taste testing at least once per year to keep customers satisfied and save money by reducing waste.
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Smarter Lunchrooms Apr 19
In this Oklahoma school district, students are now provided with wholesome meals for breakfast, lunch, AND dinner.
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Smarter Lunchrooms Apr 18
What are your fondest memories of past Symposiums? To register for this year’s event:
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Smarter Lunchrooms Apr 17
When South Fork Elementary implemented Smarter Lunchrooms strategies, fruit selection increased from 73% to 95%!
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Smarter Lunchrooms Apr 14
Learn how principles can promote fruits&veggies in the cafeteria by engaging students and staff
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Smarter Lunchrooms Apr 13
Our 4-step path will guide your school to success!
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Smarter Lunchrooms Apr 12
Check out our feature district, Culver City Unified School District in CA! Fantastic work!
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Smarter Lunchrooms Apr 11
Got ? Students love seeing their artwork on the walls! Donate cafeteria wall space to art teachers to fill with student work.
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Smarter Lunchrooms Apr 10
This may seem like a no-brainer, but clean cafeterias make for happy diners! Make sure your lunchroom is clutter-free during meal service.
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Smarter Lunchrooms Apr 7
Schools have partnered with Broward Regional Health Planning Council to ensure their meals are well-balanced&healthy
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Smarter Lunchrooms Apr 6
Use larger tongs&spoons for fresh produce to boost consumption and smaller tongs&scoops for less healthy “extras” to minimize over-serving.
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Smarter Lunchrooms Apr 5
Students who perceive lunchroom staff as “always smiling”are more likely to buy than those who perceive them as “never smiling”
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Smarter Lunchrooms Apr 4
Our annual symposium kicks off May 11- just over a month away! For more information& to register:
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Smarter Lunchrooms Apr 3
In ,flavor stations with calorie- and sodium-free herbs&spices let students personalize their meal and make fun
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Smarter Lunchrooms Mar 31
principles make a difference!
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Smarter Lunchrooms Mar 29
Illinois students have "transformed the cafeteria" by hanging artwork featuring fruits and vegetables on the walls.
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Smarter Lunchrooms Mar 28
Schools with Food Service Providers can still make Smarter Lunchrooms work for their cafeterias.
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Smarter Lunchrooms Mar 27
Learn more about each and every one of our strategies by visiting our website.
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Smarter Lunchrooms Mar 23
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