Content tagged "food service directors"

The Consequences of Banning Chocolate Milk from School Cafeterias

Healthy Food Choices in Schools Updated: April 28, 2014

For many children eating school lunch, chocolate milk is a standard choice.  Since children generally don’t choose foods for health, but rather for taste,...

Inside Eyes: Getting Cafeteria Feedback from Peers

Healthy Food Choices in Schools Updated: April 03, 2014

A useful strategy for improving our school meal programs is to elicit feedback from other school food experts.  Who are these other school food experts? ...

How Texture and Mouth-feel Impact Food Preference

Healthy Food Choices in Schools Updated: March 25, 2014

Food manufacturers offer products with different textural properties to appeal to various consumer preferences. For instance, Ore-Ida offers many variations...

Guiding Healthier Choices in Schools: The Case of Choice Architecture vs. Choice Restrictions

Healthy Food Choices in Schools Updated: February 26, 2014

 Recall your childhood, or even think back to recent interactions with your child or children.  When they need to go to bed, how do you phrase it?  Do you...

Nutrition Report Cards Encourage Healthy Eating Behaviors and Dialogues

Healthy Food Choices in Schools Updated: January 02, 2014

Are Nutrition Report Cards (NRC) a useful and feasible tool for promoting healthy food choices in school lunchrooms? An NRC features a list of foods offered...

Favorite Familiar Faces: How to Use Branding and Priming to Promote Healthy Foods

Healthy Food Choices in Schools Updated: November 26, 2013

Kids often imitate their role models—many of whom are pop culture icons such as cartoon characters, superheroes, or puppets from TV. Companies capitalize on...

Top 10 Reasons to Involve the PTA/PTOs in School Food Service

Healthy Food Choices in Schools Updated: October 01, 2013

Parent, Teacher Associations/Organizations are a tremendous force for good.  In the communities where they serve, they support the students in numerous ways,...

The Power of Preordering to Improve Food Choice

Healthy Food Choices in Schools Updated: August 12, 2013

A school cafeteria can feature delicious smells, eye-catching snacks, and distracting friends—all of which can lead a hungry student to select less healthy...

Share Your Success Stories: Write Testimonials

Healthy Food Choices in Schools Updated: July 26, 2013

Objective: Celebrate success, share credit, and/or inform the public of completed, ongoing projects, or opportunities in an informative and fun way.Example...

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