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School Meals: Changes, Updates & Future Tactics

From the Show: Eat Right Radio
Summary: How is the landscape of school lunch changing?
Air Date: 8/4/15
Duration: 10
Host: Melanie Cole, MS
Guest Bio: Wesley Delbridge, RDN
Delbridge Wesley 0799webWesley Delbridge, RDN, is the food and nutrition supervisor for the Chandler Unified School District Food and Nutrition Department, where he oversees a team of more than 300 employees who focus on promoting school nutrition, creating and serving healthy food and decreasing childhood obesity, serving more than 45,000 students. He also is a professor of food science at local colleges and universities in Arizona. Delbridge designed and created the first school nutrition smartphone app, “CUSD Food,” and is committed to changing the perception of school meals through new and innovative communication tools and a focus on customer service. Delbridge was awarded the 2013 Health Education Media Maker award; was president of the School Nutrition Association of Arizona and worked on national legislative action committees for the School Nutrition Association. Delbridge graduated summa cum laude from Arizona State University, where he was named the Most Outstanding Senior.
School Meals: Changes, Updates & Future Tactics
There have been many new changes and updated regulations regarding school meals.

Are healthier choices available? And, if given the opportunity, will children actually choose them?

Wesley Delbridge, RDN, is here to discuss how schools are being successful with these changes, as well as how effective marketing and communication tactics are changing the world of school meals.