Spice Up Your Lunchroom with a Flavor Station

Healthy Food Choices in Schools April 15, 2019 Print Friendly and PDF

Flavor Station

Join Erin Sharp, MS, MAT, Curriculum Designer for the Smarter Lunchrooms Movement National Office, to learn about flavor stations, a popular recent trend in school lunchrooms. Learn why flavor stations help boost sales of target food items and how to design one for a service line, standalone salad bar, rolling cart, or condiment station. Many photo examples and flavor suggestions will be shared for comparison and inspiration, as well as tips for sourcing materials and signage. Lastly, learn how to proactively leverage positioning, signage, staff members, and other environmental factors to encourage appropriate serving sizes and student behavior at your flavor station.
After this webinar, participants will be able to...
1. Explain why flavor stations encourage kids to try, select, and enjoy target foods
2. Use behavioral economics to design an attractive, functional, easy-to-use flavor station for any lunchroom space, including flavors to include and tips for signage and placement
3. Locate sources of signage and supplies
4. Proactively leverage staff, location, and other factors to encourage appropriate portion sizes and behavior at the flavor station
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This work is supported by the USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture, New Technologies for Ag Extension project.