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restaurant buffet
2014-10-04 03:00:20

Have you ever ordered more food at a restaurant than you intended? There are elements of dining rooms that actually prime you to eat more food. One such element is the weight of those dining with or near you.

chefs move to schools
2014-10-01 03:00:50

Gourmet pizza in school? According to a new Food and Brand Lab pilot study, published in Appetite, chef-made meals can increase participation in the National School Lunch Program by 9% and overall selection and consumption of vegetables by 16%!

restaurant buffet
2014-09-26 03:00:52

Does the price you pay at a buffet influence how much you like the food? Surprisingly, yes!

pouring wine
2014-08-25 03:00:30

Sticking to a general rule of pouring just a half glass of wine limits the likelihood of overconsumption, even for men with a higher body mass index. That’s the finding of a new Iowa State and Cornell University study to be published in a forthcoming issue of the International Journal of Drug Policy.

decoding restaurant menus
2014-07-30 05:31:58

How much are your meal choices influenced by the menu presentation? A great deal, according to a new study from Cornell University that found what you order may have less to do with what you want, and more to do with the menu itself.

clean plate club
2014-07-26 04:00:48

If you’re a member of the Clean Plate Club – you eat pretty much everything you put on your plate – you’re not alone! A new Cornell University study shows that the average adult eats 92% of whatever he or she puts on his/her plate.

2014-07-11 10:05:45

While Tofu is considered a healthy source of protein, that's not why the Millennials are eating it.

Studies Suggest People Eat Healthier When The Workout Is Fun
2014-07-10 07:07:31

A pair of studies performed by US and French institutions explains that if you can convince yourself that your exercise is a fun activity rather than a grueling task, you are more likely to maintain a healthier diet.

Avoid Ingredient-Based Food Fear By Increasing Familiarity
2014-06-25 03:40:53

A new Cornell University study published in Food Quality and Preference, investigated who might be most prone to food fears, why, and what can they do to correct misperceptions.

Bite Vs Chew: Rowdy Kids Calm Down At Mealtime When Given Utensils
2014-04-24 04:50:33

A new study from the Cornell Food and Brand Lab has found that the way young kids eat their food impacts how rowdy they are at mealtime.


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  • A member of the swell-mob; a genteelly clad pickpocket. Sometimes mobsman.
Use of the word 'swell-mobsman' dates at least to the early 1800s.