Training

Take the 2hr Training Module

Interested in learning more about the Smarter Lunchrooms Movement and want to earn continuing education credits? This course is a great introduction to behavioral economic theory and application in under 2 hours! It offers 2 continuing education credits from the School Nutrition Association. 

Upcoming Events

In-person training
Thursday, May 5, 2016 - 6:00pm to Saturday, May 7, 2016 - 4:00pm
Ithaca, NY
In-person training
Thursday, March 6, 2014 -
3:00pm to 6:00pm
Wayne Valley High School - Wayne, NJ
Meeting
Thursday, February 27, 2014 -
12:00pm to 1:00pm
Columbia University
In-person training
Wednesday, February 12, 2014 -
8:15am to 1:15pm
Sleepy Hollow Golf Course - Brecksville, OH

In-Person Trainings

Thursday, May 5, 2016 - 6:00pm to Saturday, May 7, 2016 - 4:00pm
Ithaca, NY

Come and enjoy the beauty of Cornell University and Ithaca, NY! The 6th Annual Smarter Lunchrooms Movement Symposium is a 2-day workshop offering insights into the Smarter Lunchrooms theory, principles, application and evaluation. Registration for this workshop is entirely FREE! We are limited to 150 spaces! We will begin Thursday evening at 6PM with a reception and work through Saturday at 3pm.  Detail agenda to be uploaded shortly.  Click Below for your free registration!

We have a block of Rooms at the Statler Hotel, Where the event is located.  Click below for the online registration.  The code is SMART051916

https://gc.synxis.com/rez.aspx?Hotel=27455&Chain=10328&arrive=5/5/2016&depart=5/8/2016&adult=1&child=0&group=SMART051916

Thursday, March 6, 2014 -
3:00pm to 6:00pm
Wayne Valley High School - Wayne, NJ

The New Jersey - School Nutrition Association will be presenting a two hour Smarter Lunchrooms Movement training at the Wayne, NJ regional training. 

Wednesday, February 12, 2014 -
8:15am to 1:15pm
Sleepy Hollow Golf Course - Brecksville, OH

Webinars

Wednesday, January 22, 2014 -
12:00pm to 12:30pm
https://learn.extension.org/events/1402

The time of this webinar is in EST. If you are joining from PST it will be held at 9AM!

Presenter:  Natalie Tauzin, RD, MPH, Healthy Communities Specialist, Health Promotion, Spokane Regional Health District, Washington state & Kai Swan, University of Washington Graduate Student  

Spokane Regional Health District (SRHD) in Washington State partnered with Spokane Public Schools, graduate students (University of Washington, University of Idaho and WSU) and Washington State University to conduct a Smarter Lunchroom (Behavioral Economics approach) make-over starting in January 2013.  The pilot is scheduled to end in May 2014.  The initial steps of the program included forming a stakeholder group, creating a work plan, and conducting a baseline assessment.  Natalie Tauzin RD, MPH (SRHD) and Kai Swan (UW graduate) will discuss how student and staff input and engagement activities were used to promote fruits and vegetables in the school cafeteria.  They will also share struggles, successes and lessons learned regarding the practical application of the Smarter Lunchroom concepts in a real-world setting.  Tools will be provided for conducting taste tests, surveys and focus groups, collecting stories from cafeteria managers, using positive messaging cues, and the process for doing a waste test.     

 By the end of this webinar participants will be able to:

·  Describe approaches for engaging middle school students and cafeteria staff in a Smarter Lunchroom makeover.

·  Use tools for implementing, promoting and evaluating a Smarter Lunchroom makeover.

Friday, April 5, 2013 -
2:30pm to 4:30pm

This presentation will be dedicated to the logistics of conducting research in school lunchrooms. We will cover the planning and implementation of plate waste and operationalizing the use of Smarter Lunchroom strategies in lunchrooms throughout the state of Ohio.

If interested in this webinar please contact Susan Patton at ODE for more information.

Friday, March 8, 2013 -
2:30pm to 4:00pm

This webinar will focus on the concepts associated with generating buy-in in lunchroom intervention as well as a thorough review of school lunchroom diagnosis, prescription, implementation and evaluation.

Please contact Susan Patton from ODE if interested in attending.

Meetings

Thursday, February 27, 2014 -
12:00pm to 1:00pm
Columbia University
Thursday, March 21, 2013 -
8:00am to 5:00pm
Arlington, VA

Working in conjunction with the Maryland DOE the BEN Center will present on behavioral economics in school lunchrooms which could be included in your upcoming TN grant!

Wednesday, March 20, 2013 -
9:00am to 10:30am
Milwaukee, WI

Presentation Title: Cafeteria Reinvention: Small Changes that Make a Big Difference
This presentation will cover behavioral economics – the practice of altering the physical environment in order to affect purchasing and consumption behavior – which lies at the heart of the Smarter Lunchrooms Movement. This presentation gives participants a solid foundation in the theory behind Smarter Lunchroom interventions, explains why traditional methods of influencing eating behavior (such as choice restriction and financial subsidies) have failed and why Smarter Lunchrooms’ 6 Principles have proven to be so much more successful. These principles will be framed in school food programs especially the School Breakfast Programs.