A school cafeteria can be a highly charged environment. Crowds of students press into the line, eager to zip through so they can get to their friends and recess. They’re hungry. It’s very loud. And they’re only children. Can we really expect them to focus on healthy choices? Experts from the Cornell Center of Behavioral Economics say we can, with the help of simple, low or no-cost interventions at the point of sale. It’s just marketing, but it can work like magic. This program was brought to you by Whole Foods Market.

 
“Kids do not fully develop their frontal lobe until they’re 21 years old. They are totally irrational human beings when they are in our lunch room.” [09:00]

“When you look through a lunch room you really do have to examine it like a grocery store or a space where kids could purchase food.” [18:00]


Kate Hoy on Inside School Food