Event Title

Smarter Lunchrooms

Presentation Type

Poster

Location

Atwood Memorial Student Union

Start Date

11-4-2018 12:00 AM

End Date

11-4-2018 12:00 AM

Description

Award for "Best Applied Experience Display".

Abstract

School lunches are commonly to blame for the rising obesity rates in youth, which pushed law makers to enforce stricter regulations on what schools were able to offer their students. However, with these regulations in place many schools saw a drop in their rate of lunch participation. This led to the creation of The Smarter Lunchrooms Movement, which aims to making the healthy choice the easy choice, without taking the options away. The initial movement began in 2009 where examination of how principles of behavioral economics, the study of how the social and physical environment influences decision-making, can influence students’ food selection and consumption in school cafeterias. The initial thought of using behavioral economics in the lunchroom led to the partnership with multiple elementary, middle, and high schools for the opportunity to field test the principals of behavioral economics within the school cafeteria. After receiving Smarter Lunchrooms training, the researcher applied what she learned to the Monticello School District in order to assess the school lunchrooms and develop an action plan for improvement.

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Apr 11th, 12:00 AM Apr 11th, 12:00 AM

Smarter Lunchrooms

Atwood Memorial Student Union

Award for "Best Applied Experience Display".

Abstract

School lunches are commonly to blame for the rising obesity rates in youth, which pushed law makers to enforce stricter regulations on what schools were able to offer their students. However, with these regulations in place many schools saw a drop in their rate of lunch participation. This led to the creation of The Smarter Lunchrooms Movement, which aims to making the healthy choice the easy choice, without taking the options away. The initial movement began in 2009 where examination of how principles of behavioral economics, the study of how the social and physical environment influences decision-making, can influence students’ food selection and consumption in school cafeterias. The initial thought of using behavioral economics in the lunchroom led to the partnership with multiple elementary, middle, and high schools for the opportunity to field test the principals of behavioral economics within the school cafeteria. After receiving Smarter Lunchrooms training, the researcher applied what she learned to the Monticello School District in order to assess the school lunchrooms and develop an action plan for improvement.