ODE Smarter Lunchrooms Workshop

Oct 21, 2013, 8:00am - 4:30pm

The Cornell Center for Behavioral Economics in Child Nutrition Programs will be hosting a workshop to help schools  apply the theories of behavioral economics to lunchrooms through  activities and case studies.  The workshop will be held at the Quest Business Center in Columbus on October 21 from 8:00 am -4:30 pm and is free of charge.
Every school can immediately implement and benefit from Smarter Lunchroom Best Practices to ‘nudge’ kids towards healthier selections and healthier eating behaviors at lunch.  Most of these are simple, low cost/no cost changes that really make a difference.  They give schools a set of research-based tools that make the “lunchroom smarter” and use the cafeteria environment to impact what kids choose and eat in school.
Participants will learn how to evaluate a school cafeteria and begin implementation of the needed changes.    Several Ohio schools will present their smarter lunchroom strategies.
If you are interested in attending, space is limited.  Please send an email to Susan Patton (Susan.Patton@education.ohio.gov) for registration.  Include name, organization, phone, and email.