Content tagged "smarter lunchrooms movement"

News You Can Use: Steps to Generating Statistics for Positive School Meal PR

Healthy Food Choices in Schools Updated: August 18, 2017

Evaluation is important for determining whether a policy or change is effective. In this webinar, Drew Hanks walks participants through the steps for...

Top 10 Tips for Working with Your Local Extension on Nutrition Education

Healthy Food Choices in Schools Updated: August 15, 2017

Cooperative Extension (also called Agricultural Extension) is a nationwide resource that brings research-based, practical information and classes to the...

The Conundrum of Competitive Foods: 3 Ways to Maintain Revenue and Promote Healthier Options

Healthy Food Choices in Schools Updated: August 15, 2017

Food service directors have a tall order to fulfill: they must ensure the hundreds, or even thousands, of students they feed receive meals meeting specific...

Perform Your Own “Smarter Lunchroom Makeover”: The Simple, Low-Cost Changes That Can Improve Students’ Lunch Selections

Healthy Food Choices in Schools Updated: August 15, 2017

Getting students to actually select and eat the healthy options offered during lunch may seem like a daunting task, but the mere layout of a lunchroom can...

Habits that Help: How to Utilize Our Food-Choice Biases to Improve Nutrition

Healthy Food Choices in Schools Updated: August 10, 2017

Eating behaviors tend to be programmed during childhood as kids determine what foods they do or do not like, so increasing a child’s preference for healthy...

Tray Waste Part III: Effectively Present Your Data

Healthy Food Choices in Schools Updated: August 10, 2017

The data that you collected can tell you the percentage of food being wasted before and after you implemented a change in your cafeteria. It will also tell...

More or Less Plate Waste with Updated School Nutrition Policies?

Healthy Food Choices in Schools Updated: August 10, 2017

Despite some negative press surrounding the new nutrition standards in school meal programs, many schools have seen a positive impact on plate waste and...

Smarter Lunchrooms Success in Broward County

Healthy Food Choices in Schools Updated: August 10, 2017

Schools that are learning about Smarter Lunchrooms for the first time often find that they are already implementing many of the recommended techniques in...

Smarter Lunchrooms and Let’s Go! Maine – A Perfect Match

Healthy Food Choices in Schools Updated: August 10, 2017

The Smarter Lunchrooms Movement is championed in the state of Maine by Let’s Go!, a nationally recognized childhood obesity prevention program of the Barbara...

The Creation and Evolution of the Smarter Lunchrooms Scorecard

Healthy Food Choices in Schools Updated: July 21, 2017

The Smarter Lunchrooms Scorecard is comprised of 60 strategies for designing a school lunchroom environment that encourages selection and consumption of...

How to Work with School Food Service Providers from the experience of a Smarter Lunchrooms Technical Assistance Provider in Chicago Public Schools

Healthy Food Choices in Schools Updated: May 16, 2017

There are two forms of school food dining operations across the United States: Self-Operated, and Food Service Providers. Self-Operated operations are run by...

Building Synergies between Farm to School and Smarter Lunchrooms

Healthy Food Choices in Schools Updated: May 16, 2017

The University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Science (UF/IFAS) Extension's Family Nutrition Program has an innovative training program that...

How to Lead a Menu Renaming Activity with Students For Smarter Lunchrooms Technical Assistance Providers

Healthy Food Choices in Schools Updated: May 16, 2017

You have completed the Smarter Lunchrooms Scorecard and have identified goals for improving your cafeteria service. The main areas of concern are to build...

Implementing Smarter Lunchroom Makeovers in New York State middle schools: Results of process evaluation

Healthy Food Choices in Schools Updated: February 08, 2017

Due in part to the broach reach of school meals programs and the potential negative impact of competitive foods with minimal nutritional value, school food...

Introducing the Smarter Lunchrooms No Time to Train USDA Professional Standards Supplement

Healthy Food Choices in Schools Updated: December 23, 2016

In this webinar Erin Sharp, MS, MAT, Cornell Center for Behavioral Economics in Child Nutrition Programs' (B.E.N.) curriculum designer, shares the new USDA...

Professional Standards in School Foodservice: How Smarter Lunchrooms Can Help

Healthy Food Choices in Schools Updated: December 23, 2016

During this webinar, Kathryn Hoy, Manager of the Cornell Center for Behavioral Economics in Child Nutrition Programs,  introduces and briefly reviews the new...

School Cafeteria Tray Waste and Potential Solutions

Healthy Food Choices in Schools Updated: December 23, 2016

Using tray-waste records from various school districts across the US, Drew Hanks, PhD, Ohio State University discusses tray waste after the new regulations...

Using Smarter Lunchrooms' No Time to Train: A Year of 10-Minute Workshops for Lunchroom Staff

Healthy Food Choices in Schools Updated: December 23, 2016

Erin Sharp, MS, MAT, the Cornell B.E.N. Center's curriculum designer, introduces the book No Time to Train, A Year of 10-Minute Workshops for Lunchroom...

Sight & Mind: Promoting Healthy Foods in School Cafeterias

Healthy Food Choices in Schools Updated: December 23, 2016

When in a hurry, convenience and visibility is king. Kids and adults alike tend not to consider what they want for lunch until entering a cafeteria or...

Introducing the Smarter Lunchrooms Complete Training Program

Healthy Food Choices in Schools Updated: December 23, 2016

Maximizing Marketing Potential for School Meal Programs

Healthy Food Choices in Schools Updated: December 23, 2016

In this webinar, Carol Chong of the Alliance for a Healthier Generation and Adam Brumberg of the Smarter Lunchrooms Movement discuss how nutrition, integrity...

Introducing the Smarter Lunchrooms Technical Assistance Providers' Handbook

Healthy Food Choices in Schools Updated: December 23, 2016

  To assist those working to make healthy changes to school food environments, the Cornell Center for Behavioral Economics in Child Nutrition Programs (BEN...

Simple Tricks to Reduce Waste and Increase Veggie & Fruit Consumption in the Lunchroom

Healthy Food Choices in Schools Updated: December 23, 2016

Dr. David Just, Co-Director of Cornell’s Center for Behavioral Economics in Child Nutrition Programs and one of the leaders the Healthy Food Choices in...

Smarter Lunchrooms in Action: Easy Cafeteria Changes in a Florida School District

Healthy Food Choices in Schools Updated: August 17, 2016

The cafeteria manager from Manatee K-8 started giving vegetables exciting names and putting fruit in colorful, decorative bowls. The items presented in this...

Tips to Create Healthier School Environments

Healthy Food Choices in Schools Updated: August 17, 2016

It is clear that schools can serve as a great venue to encourage healthy eating and physical activity. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)...

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