Improving school lunch by design

November 4, 2013

By Courtney E. Martin What if the secret to getting kids to eat healthier is to stop focusing on food? In spring 2013, the San Francisco Unified School District (S.F.U.S.D.) began a five-month collaboration with the design firm IDEO to re-imagine the school food system. This effort might not sound unique. Childhood obesity has become […]

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School design guidelines to help promote healthy eating published in CDC journal

March 13, 2013

A newly available pilot tool made possible through an innovative collaboration between architects, schools, and scientists is part of a comprehensive, evidence-based approach to improve school environments for children’s health by engaging new partners. The Healthy Eating Design Guidelines for School Architecture provides practitioners in architecture and public health and school system decision makers with […]

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Video highlights school design enhancements through use of guidelines

March 11, 2013

The Healthy Eating Design Guidelines for School Architecture, the result of an innovative collaboration between public health researchers and school architects, offers a practical set of strategies for creating and sustaining school food environments that ultimately decrease and prevent childhood obesity. This video documents the story of Buckingham Elementary School in Dillwyn, Va., a school […]

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