Environmental Change – School Wide Activity

The Power Plate Program (PPP)

Initiative Description: The Power Plate Program (PPP) was defined as the most healthful combination of foods available within the school lunch program: plain milk, a vegetable, a fruit and an entrée with whole grain (sold together). Stickers, bracelets and temporary tattoos were given to students who chose the PPP.

Study Results: All healthful foods had increased selection with plain milk having the greatest increase.

Reference: Siegel, R., Lockhart, M. K., Barnes, A. S., Hiller, E., Kipp, R., Robison, D. L., … &
Hudgens, M. E. (2015). Small prizes increased healthful school lunch selection in a
Midwestern school district. Applied Physiology, Nutrition, and Metabolism, 41(4), 370-

Level of Evidence: 2 out of 5 stars Good