In a perfect world, kids (and adults!) would make food choices based on careful consideration of nutrition content. But in reality, food choices are more often influenced by the environment where foods are selected. Convenience, marketing, adult prompting, and peer attitudes strongly influence children’s food selections, particularly in a rushed cafeteria line.
The cafeteria is a lab where students can turn nutrition knowledge into action. We can help them apply their knowledge by creating an environment that supports healthy choices. Help students get the best nutrition out of school meals using the resources below.