OhioSmarter Lunchrooms: Ohio Project Summary 2013-2014 (PDF | 2.8 MB)
Ohio Department of Education; Office for Child Nutrition.
Goal one of the Smarter Lunchroom Project recruited partnerships with six Ohio universities to assist in the implementation of Smarter Lunchroom strategies and provide training developed by the Cornell Center for Behavioral Economics in Child Nutrition Programs. Goal two of the project collected evidence of effective Smarter Lunchroom strategies to assist with future trainings. Ohio’s Smarter Lunchroom Project began in January 2013 and was coordinated by the Ohio Department of Education – Office for Child Nutrition.
Ohio Smarter Lunch Rooms: Learn More
Wright State University; Public Health Program
Wright State University's Public Health program, with collaboration from the Ohio Department of Education (ODE) and their USDA Team Nutrition funded projects, has created an informational blog about Ohio's smarter lunch rooms. Here, you can find resources and events that encourage healthier eating within schools and the surrounding community.
Let's All Go To The Lunchroom! Video (August 2013)
Child Nutrition, Mason City Schools District in Ohio.
This video was produced to communicate to the students and families in grades 1-6 of the Mason City School District the new regulations and the use of the MyPlate as a tool for healthy eating decisions.
Create a Classroom That Moves! (2010)
Ohio Team Nutrition.
Resources for classroom-based physical activity, including a manual, food and movement cards, and an activity pyramid poster.
Menus that Move: Cycle Menus and Recipes
OSU. Ohio Department of Education.
Cycle menus for Fall, Winter, Spring, and Summer featuring local foods in season. Each season contains 5 weekly menus for grades K-8 and 9-12 with meal components and nutrient standards. Menus meet the Target 1 sodium levels. Resource also contains 50 standardized recipes that use USDA foods.