Kids Joining ‘School Lunch Advisory Councils’ to Deal With Michelle Obama’s Rules

Michelle Obama sits with winners of 2016 Kids' Healthy Lunchtime Challenge in the East Room of the White House

The U.S. Department of Agriculture is encouraging middle schoolers to join “School Lunch Advisory Councils” where they learn to “nudge” their peers into eating healthy to comply with First Lady Michelle Obama’s lunch rules.

The agency featured a blog post Thursday by nutrition officials in Montana about how schools are using behavioral economics to create “Smarter Lunchrooms.” One example is putting up posters of basketball coaches to get kids to eat apples.