"Smarter Lunchrooms is all about low cost – no cost ways to improve student nutrition," said Dr. Brian Wansink, the John S. Dyson Professor of Marketing and Consumer Behavior at Cornell University. "It's amazing what can be accomplished with simple things like moving fruit into a nicer bowl and putting it out where kids can see it. Our research has validated a variety of easy, cheap and effective ways you can help lead kids towards healthier choices."
In addition to this nationwide program, Sodexo is working with the Smarter Lunchrooms Movement to pilot a program focused on consumption of foods selected. This is the next step in effecting behavioral change around student nutrition choices.
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