Health Enhancement and Safety

Smarter Lunchroom Pilot Project

Thursday, January 2, 2014, 4:12 pm

The Montana Team Nutrition Program would like to work with four Montana schools on a Smarter Lunchroom pilot project.

The Smarter Lunchrooms Movement is designed to assist school staff in designing school cafeterias to influence students to select healthful food choices by using simple environmental cues. By using “Choice Architecture” principles, a school cafeteria is designed to nudge not force customers to make a particular choice.  School staff may select from a variety of options to customize an effective, low-cost or no cost makeover for the lunchroom.   For example,  if you want to increase the number of students who select vegetables,  one simple Choice Architecture step  is to give them creative or descriptive names and display name signs beside the vegetables. 

Staff from Montana Team Nutrition would like to provide training and technical assistance on Smarter Lunchroom techniques at your school!

For more information, contact Katie Bark, 406-994-5641