SHAPE Spring Webinar Presents:
Smarter Lunchrooms*: Influencing Meal and Beverage Choices and Improving Participation
Thursday, May 2, 2013, 2–3 p.m. PDT
We all agree it’s not nutrition until students eat it or drink it. A smartly run lunchroom nudges students toward making better choices on their own by changing the way their options are presented. Join us to discover low- or no-cost ways to promote the consumption of healthy school lunch options, using the evidence-based principles of the Smarter Lunchrooms Movement.
You will hear how a local school district used the Smarter Lunchrooms approach to encourage milk selection, and you’ll learn about research and resources to market your meal program.
*The Smarter Lunchrooms Movement was started in 2009 with the goal of creating sustainable research-based lunchrooms that guide smarter choices. The movement is housed in the Cornell Center for Behavioral Economics in Child Nutrition Programs (BEN Center). Visit www.smarterlunchrooms.org and click About Us for details.
School Nutrition Directors
School Nutrition Personnel
All Those Interested in Promoting School Meal Programs
Particpants Will Learn About:
- Describe how the Behavioral Economic theory impacts student food selection and consumption in school cafeterias.
- Consider the applicability of current research on children’s beverage selection trends in your meal program.
- Apply the strategies used by a local school district in improving beverage selections.
- Describe the benefits of using the Outreach Toolkit to market your meal program.
Heather Reed, Nutrition Education Consultant, CDE
Kathryn Hoy, Manager, BEN Center at Cornell University
Shannan D. Young, Senior Project Manager, Dairy Council of California
Terri Soares, Food Service Director, Merced City School District
Linda Sweeney, Cal-Pro-NET Coordinator, San Jose State University
California Milk Advisory Board School Milk Cooler Program
Visit Cal-Pro-NET for the Outreach Toolkit for California Food Service:
Additional Dairy Council of California Resources: