We all agree that it’s not nutrition until students eat or drink it! A smartly run lunchroom nudges students toward making better choices on their own by changing the way the food choices are presented. Join us to discover low or no-cost ways to promote the consumption of healthy school lunch options and reduce plate waste, using the evidence-based principles and practices of the Smarter Lunchrooms Movement. Don’t miss this opportunity to be part of the Smarter Lunchrooms Movement of California!
What is a Smarter Lunchroom?
A Smarter Lunchroom is one that influences kids towards choosing healthier, more nutritious foods, giving kids an opportunity to select and consume a balanced diet.
The Smarter Lunchrooms core values include:
- Low Cost/No-Cost Solutions
- Focus on Lunchroom Environment
- Promotes Healthful Eating Behaviors
The Smarter Lunchrooms six principles are:
- Manage Portion Sizes
- Increase Convenience
- Improve Visibility
- Enhance Taste Expectations
- Utilize Suggested Selling
- Set Smart Pricing Strategies
Over 4.5 million breakfasts and lunches are served to California kids each day creating a significant opportunity to apply the Smarter Lunchrooms Movement concepts in school cafeterias. The mission of the Smarter Lunchrooms Movement is to equip schools with tools and best practices to create sustainable, research-based lunchrooms that lead children to make healthy choices.
The Smarter Lunchrooms Movement of California is growing across the state. Click here to view school districts who have attended a training.