3:45 pm - 4:45 pm | Constitution Ballroom | Students Shape School Lunches of Tomorrow

Students Shape School Lunches of Tomorrow

3:45 pm - 4:45 pm | Saturday, 7/22 | Constitution Ballroom

Moderator: Alicia White, MS, RD, USDA Food and Nutrition Service
Speakers: Alicia White, MS, RD, USDA Food and Nutrition Service; Katie Bark, RD, LN, SNS, Montana Team Nutrition; Carrie Scheidel, MPH, Iowa Department of Education; Nick Drzal, MPH, RD, Michigan Department of Education

The use of Smarter Lunchroom techniques has grown as a promising practice for encouraging healthy choices and reducing food waste in schools. Engaging students in the Smarter Lunchrooms process is now offering additional benefits to the cafeteria makeover. Learn how Team Nutrition Training Grants are supporting innovative youth engagement projects in Montana, Iowa, and Michigan that teach teens about nutrition and food marketing while promoting nutritious choices to other students. Participants will practice using Smarter Lunchrooms techniques and identify ways to provide nutrition education through student involvement and empowerment.

Learning Objectives: 

  1. Describe at least three Smarter Lunchroom techniques to improve the sale of fruits and vegetables.
  2. Explain at least three ways to engage students in improving the school cafeteria environment.
  3. Identify at least two ways to measure changes in the school cafeteria or student consumption of fruits and vegetables.

Session sponsored by the Public Health Nutrition Division and supported by the USDA Team Nutrition Training Grant.