Pre-Ordering Systems Encourage Healthier Choices in School Lunchrooms
Andrew S. Hanks,
David Just and
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Andrew S. Hanks: Cornell University
Brian Wansink: Cornell University
No 4, Working Papers from Cornell Center for Behavioral Economics in Child Nutrition Programs
Approximately 31 million children enroll in the National School Lunch Program and nearly 1/3 of children between the ages of 6 and 19 are considered obese. What if the school food environment made healthy food choices easier for children? One overlooked scalable alternative involves students pre-ordering their lunch. In this study, we examine whether having students pre-order their lunch improves the nutrition of school lunch selection and consumption.
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