Smarter Lunchrooms Movement Evaluation Tools for School Meal Environments

Healthy Food Choices in Schools August 02, 2016 Print Friendly and PDF

This course introduces a free widely-used tool, the Smarter Lunchrooms Self Assessment Scorecard, for easily gauging the successes of healthy school food environments and identifying areas for improvement. The course provides insights and step by step instructions for getting the most of the scorecard and its corresponding app. In addition, the course addresses how easy-to-implement lunchroom changes, including those listed in the scorecard, can increase consumption of healthy foods and decrease food waste.  

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  3. Click "enroll" and you're in! 


Kathryn Hoy MFN, RD, CDN, Cornell Center for Behavioral Economics in Child Nutrition Programs 

Drew Hanks, PhD, Food Innovation Center at Ohio State University, College of Education and Human Ecology

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This work is supported by the USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture, New Technologies for Ag Extension project.