Marlene Schwartz, Co-Director of the Yale Center for Eating and Weight Disorder, on using non-nutritive rewards in school:

“[I]t’s like teaching children a lesson on the importance of not smoking, and then handing out ashtrays and lighters to the kids who did the best job listening.”

A few ideas…


~Changing the conversation from nutrition to habits.~

Fedewa, A., A. Courtney, and C. Hinds. 2014. “The Use of Food as a Reward in Classrooms: the Disadvantages and the Alternatives.” White Paper.