Conference Session"Smarter Lunchrooms - Join the California Movement Pt 1"
Key Areas: Communications and Marketing
Session: Session D - Saturday November 11, 2017: 1:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. - 309
Speaker(s): Kathryn I. Hoy - Manager BEN CENTER, Cornell University
Objectives: Attendees will be able to describe the principles of smarter lunchrooms and how it improve student selection of healthier foods. They will be able to describe two examples of schools that have implemented successfully and will have practiced redesigning a lunchroom.
- Define Smarter Lunchrooms Movement and Behavioral Economics
- Describe two best practices
- Practice redesigning a lunchroom
- Consider how to apply Smarter Lunchrooms in your district
Description: Join the Movement for Smarter Lunchrooms! This two part session will cover behavioral economics " the practice of altering the physical environment in order to affect students' selection and consumption behavior" which lies at the heart of the Smarter Lunchrooms Movement (SLM), developed by Cornell University
In SLM part one, you will learn how small changes can make a big difference in motivating students to select healthier choice and gain a solid foundation in the theory behind SLM interventions. SLM explains why traditional methods of influencing eating behavior (such as choice restriction and financial subsidies) often fail and why Smarter Lunchrooms' Six Principles have proven to be successful.
Kathryn I. Hoy - Manager BEN CENTER
Kathryn Hoy (RD, Master of Food Nutrition, 2010 - Bowling Green State University, OH) is an Extension Support Specialist in the Charles H. Dyson School of Applied Economics and Management at Cornell University and the Manager of the Cornell Center for Behavioral Economics in Child Nutrition Programs (BEN).
Kathryn is responsible for the daily operation tasks, program outreach, and stewardship of BEN's many research opportunities and projects. Kathryn is the Director of PR & Marketing for the Dietetic Practice Group the Nutrition Entrepreneurs and assists with the development and implementation of several child health related non-profits.