A growing body of research demonstrates how low or no-cost behavioral interventions in school cafeterias, including those championed by the Smarter Lunchrooms Movement, nudge students to select and eat healthier lunches. Researchers commonly implement these interventions over short time horizons without follow-up data collection due to institutional or resource constraints. As a result, we do not know A) time points at which interventions begin to lose their effect, and B) whether or not interventions lead to lasting behavior change after the intervention is removed. The objective of this presentation is to inform practitioners of timelines that sustain beneficial behavioral effects of Smarter Lunchrooms interventions. Drew Hanks, PhD and Haleigh Golub, MS, of the Ohio State University will present findings from two studies that were carried out in middle schools in a large metropolitan school district from January through April 2016.
After this webinar, attendees will be able to: