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The Lunchroom Buzz Blog

The Smarter Lunchrooms Buzz Blog

The Smarter Lunchrooms Buzz Blog features monthly posts that take a deeper look into current research, best practices, new resources and how to tackle some of the trickiest issues in the industry. Send us your lunchroom success stories and you could be featured as one of our schools that shine.

Smarter Mealtimes Bring Healthy Eating Nudges to Early Childhood Care Settings

January 8th, 2018

The Smarter Mealtimes Movement takes the effective, research-based strategies that make the Smarter Lunchrooms Movement so successful in K-12 lunchrooms and adapts them to work in diverse early childhood education (ECE) settings READ MORE

Useful and Engaging Resources on

December 12th, 2017

2017 was an eventful year for Smarter Lunchrooms as we embraced a fresh philosophy centered on the updated 60-strategy Scorecard and emphasizing user-friendly language and ease of implementation. READ MORE

Recess Before Lunch: Research Tested, Parent Approved

October, 31st, 2017

Parents everywhere know that when children run around outside, participate in sports practice or a big game they build up an appetite. Could this knowledge be applied to encourage healthy eating at school meals? READ MORE

Using the National Smarter Lunchrooms Handbook

September 15th, 2017

The Smarter Lunchrooms Handbook was developed by the Smarter Lunchrooms Movement National Office in 2017 to provide schools with the knowledge, motivation, and support needed to build a lunchroom that makes the healthy choice the easy choice for all students. READ MORE

New Smarter Lunchroom 60 Point Scorecard

February 24th, 2017

Have you heard the news?  The Smarter Lunchrooms National Office has just released a new and improved Smarter Lunchrooms Scorecard!  Our first Scorecard was released in 2013 and has been used in thousands of schools across the country to encourage the use of evidenced-based principles that nudge healthy choices. READ MORE

Feature School: South Fork Elementary School, Idaho 

February 24th, 2017

Before a Smarter Lunchroom Makeover, South Fork Elementary School offered only one type of fruit and it was served out of gray dish tubs. READ MORE

Feature District: Culver City Unified School District, California

February 23rd, 2017

Congratulations Julie and your entire team at the Culver City Unified School District for making simple, no cost improvements to the lunchroom in all 7 schools! READ MORE