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Smarter lunchrooms can address new school lunchroom guidelines and childhood obesity.
New US Department of Agriculture regulations have altered what foods schools offer for lunch, but schools cannot require students to eat specific foods. An intervention using the behavioral scienceExpand
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Healthy Convenience: Nudging Students Toward Healthier Choices in the Lunchroom
Background: In the context of food, convenience is generally associated with less healthy foods. Given the reality of present-biased preferences, if convenience was associated with healthier foodsExpand
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Reliability and accuracy of real-time visualization techniques for measuring school cafeteria tray waste: validating the quarter-waste method.
Measuring food waste is essential to determine the impact of school interventions on what children eat. There are multiple methods used for measuring food waste, yet it is unclear which method isExpand
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Pre-sliced fruit in school cafeterias: children's selection and intake.
BACKGROUND It is often assumed that children avoid fruit in school cafeterias because of higher relative prices and preferences for other foods. Interviews with children reveal that eating wholeExpand
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Marketing Vegetables in Elementary School Cafeterias to Increase Uptake
OBJECTIVES: Children do not eat enough servings of vegetables, underscoring the need for effective interventions encouraging this behavior. The purpose of this research was to measure the impact thatExpand
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Slim by Design: Serving Healthy Foods First in Buffet Lines Improves Overall Meal Selection
Objective Each day, tens of millions of restaurant goers, conference attendees, college students, military personnel, and school children serve themselves at buffets – many being all-you-can-eatExpand
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Chefs move to schools. A pilot examination of how chef-created dishes can increase school lunch participation and fruit and vegetable intake
To demonstrate the feasibility of introducing a main dish designed by a professional chef in the National School Lunch Program and to document the impact on child participation, a chef was recruitedExpand
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Slim by Design
Background. The home is one place where people can control what foods are available and how the environment is arranged. Given the impact of environments on health, the objective of this study is toExpand
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Chocolate Milk Consequences: A Pilot Study Evaluating the Consequences of Banning Chocolate Milk in School Cafeterias
Objectives Currently, 68.3% of the milk available in schools is flavored, with chocolate being the most popular (61.6% of all milk). If chocolate milk is removed from a school cafeteria, what willExpand
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Calorie reductions and within‐meal calorie compensation in children's meal combos
What happens if a fast‐food restaurant chain lowers the calories in a children's meal bundle (CMB), mainly by reducing the portion size of French fries? This study examines how such changes mayExpand
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