Creating Community Through Food Court Design: A New Approach to School Meals

This session will delve into how strategic placement of furniture, vibrant signage, and engaging graphics can encourage more students to participate and engage in social interaction. Case studies will demonstrate the positive impact of these changes on student nutrition participation and the overall school environment. Attendees will leave with actionable insights on how to create more inviting and communal dining spaces in their own schools.



Learning Objectives

  1. Principles of Cafeteria Design: LEARN to create welcoming cafeterias through strategic furniture placement, color use, and vibrant signage that promote student interaction and community.
  2. Insights from Case Studies: GAIN insights from case studies showing how redesigned cafeterias impact student nutrition and the school environment, illustrating successful design implementations.
  3. Actionable Transformation Plans: ACQUIRE actionable steps for making your school's cafeteria more inviting, including how to evaluate, improve, and implement design changes tailored to your school's needs.
  4. Enhancing Social Interaction: DISCOVER design strategies to boost social interaction and community in school cafeterias, making dining spaces more engaging and supportive of student communication.

Broadcast Date

April 10, 2024, 2:00 pm (ET)

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Meet the Presenter


Conor Doyle
AmTab Manufacturing
Marketing Manager

Conor Doyle is a dynamic marketing manager dedicated to transforming K-12 food court landscapes. With a focus on fostering meaningful conversations within the school nutrition community, Conor excels in advocating for modern, popular, and engaging K-12 dining spaces. He has seen and been a part of amazing transformations where participation has skyrocketed. Tips and insights on how to modernize your very own K-12 food court are possible, and Conor has the solutions!