Check out Cambro’s blog on 5 easy ways to help kids make the healthy choice:
“Getting kids to put fruits and veggies on their plates might be mandatory in schools, but getting them to actually eat those healthy foods is a whole other battle. According to the School Nutrition Association, during each school year, $684 million of fruits and veggies end up in the trash instead of in children’s bellies.
But researchers with the Smarter Lunchroom Movement, part of the Cornell University Center for Behavioral Economics, have found that if you can entice children to choose healthier foods—not just take them out of obligation—they are more likely to actually eat them.
Here are 5 easy and low-cost ways to help children choose and eat healthy foods that you can implement right away.
Creative signs draw students’ attention to healthy food offerings. Tongass School of Arts and Sciences in Alaska, creates big signage for the menu offerings every day, “so kids know right when they walk into the lunch room ‘these are my choices, this is what’s for lunch today,’” says Emily Henry, Wellness Coordinator for Tongass and other schools.
Personalize signage any way you like with the versatile and mobile Camkiosk®.”