Easy lunchroom changes get students to make healthier choices

09/30/2011 | United Press International

Placing fruit in a colorful bowl and prominently displaying it increased school-lunch sales of fruit by 104%, according to researchers with the Smarter Lunchrooms Movement at Cornell University. The Cornell team was led by professor Brian Wansink and was supported by White House chef Sam Kass and the federal "Let's Move" campaign. They studied school-lunchroom designs and suggested low-cost changes that encourage students to choose healthy foods.

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