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Originally published in Interiors & Sources

05/12/2010

Design Tips for School Cafeterias

Research shows that cafeteria design can go a long way in getting children to eat their fruits and vegetables

 
Design Tips for School Cafeterias

Cafeteria design can go a long way in getting children to eat their fruits and vegetables, say Cornell researchers.

 

Display cases that allow healthier foods to be featured at eye level, or more prominently, increase quality food consumption. Even factors like noise, crowding, and long cafeteria lines may prompt children to choose “grab-and-go” foods instead of healthier options, say the researchers – all factors that can be taken into consideration when designing and laying out cafeterias.

 

Cornell researchers offer the following design tips for school cafeterias:

 

  • Relocate vending machines farther from the cafeteria.
  • Put the salad bar in a convenient location where students will walk by.
  • Increase the amount of lighting on healthy food items to make them seem more appetizing.
  • Create and hang signage to promote healthy food options.
  • Add a stereo system or jukebox next to healthier food items to attract kids and make them want to stay there.
  • Choose freezers with opaque covers so children can’t easy see what’s inside (ice cream).
  • Decorate cafeteria walls with cool pictures and posters that encourage healthy eating.
 


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Visit our website today to learn about the design flexibility of a Morton building and the endless possibilities of partnering with our designBUILD team.


Wood construction is both cost and energy efficient. Check out Morton Buildings and our designBUILD team online today to discover all the benefits of post-frame construction.

When choosing a metal-clad building for your next construction project, consider Morton Buildings, Inc., and their designBUILD team, we’ll make your dream a reality. 

We Can Help You Reduce Energy by 30%

Our mission is to help our customers manage their buildings' energy costs, improve reliability, and enhance performance while having a positive impact on the environment.
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