Content tagged "cost neutral solutions"

Decisions, Decisions: Behavioral Economics in the Lunchroom

Healthy Food Choices in Schools Updated: August 18, 2017

Cornell University’s Smarter Lunchrooms Movement works to apply principles from behavioral economics to school lunchroom environments. Because individuals,...

News You can Use: Tips for Your School Newsletter

Healthy Food Choices in Schools Updated: August 15, 2017

School newsletters are an effective way to communicate all kinds of information to families in your school or district.  Newsletters are a great place to...

Can Concession Stands Profit from a Healthy Makeover?

Healthy Food Choices in Schools Updated: March 24, 2016

Nachos, hot-dogs, and buttered popcorn: what do these foods have in common? They are all American sporting event concession stand classics! Concession stands...

Hot or Cold: How State of Mind Influences Food Selection

Healthy Food Choices in Schools Updated: February 19, 2016

Why is grocery shopping on an empty stomach such a bad idea? More likely than not some items appear in your cart that were not on the grocery list. Not to...

Surprise… Good Nutrition is “In the Can!"

Updated: February 02, 2016

Sometimes canned foods get a bad rap. Often, concerns are valid because canned foods tend to be high in unwanted salt and/or sugar. The good news is that you...

Peas before Pizza: Why Food Order Matters in the Lunch Line

Healthy Food Choices in Schools Updated: October 14, 2015

Have you ever been to a buffet and filled your plate on the first few offerings, only to find that your favorite dish is last in line?  You’re not the only...

Feeding Hungry Tummies: Lunch Hour Strategies to Curb Food Waste

Healthy Food Choices in Schools Updated: January 21, 2015

The 2010 federal school nutrition standards have helped educate many of our students about new and healthy foods.  A recent study by the Harvard School of...

Generating Buy-In From School Administration Officials

Healthy Food Choices in Schools Updated: July 31, 2014

While most members of the school community are generally in favor of changes that can improve the school environment for students, one of the challenges that...

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