A new study published in The Journal of Pediatrics shows that making small, low cost, but attractive changes in school cafeterias to promote healthy foods such as fruits and vegetables greatly influences children to choose and eat healthier foods. The team of Andrew S. Hanks, PhD from B.E.N. Center, analyzed the effects of what they call the smarter lunchroom makeover in the cafeterias of two western New York junior-senior high schools. The changes made in the lunchroom included putting fresh fruits in nice bowls or tiered stands and strategically placing these next to the cash registers. Verbal cues were used […]Continue reading Healthier Lunches for Children
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