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Most Of The World Belongs To The Clean Plate Club – Except Children

Summary by Brian Wansink, PhD, Cornell Food and Brand Lab 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...

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2014-07-11 10:05:45

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

[ Watch the Video: Fun Or Exercise? ] Alan McStravick for redOrbit.com - Your Universe online When it comes to an effective diet and exercise routine, it really is mind over matter. 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. The first of the two studies, conducted by researchers from the Cornell Food and Brand...

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

[ Watch The Video: Food Fears: Increasing Familiarity Is The Best Way To Avoid Ingredient-Based Food Fear ] By Brian Wansink, Cornell University Daily headlines on internet pages and blogs claim: “New ingredient X is harmful to your health.” Such warnings can scare people into avoiding these ingredients without actually knowing the facts, leading some people to have food fears about ingredients such as sugar, fat, sodium, high-fructose corn syrup (HFCS), mono sodium glutamate...

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

[ Watch the Video: Cutting Up Food Can Make Kids Less Rowdy ] Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online 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. Published in the journal Eating Behaviors, the new study shows that when children between the ages on 6 and 10 ate foods they had to bite using their front teeth - like drumsticks, or whole apples - they were more rambunctious than when...

Chocolate Milk Bans Have Backfired In Some Schools
2014-04-17 11:35:14

[ Watch the Video: Banning Chocolate Milk Has Surprising Consequences ] Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Citing insufficient nutritional value, some schools have banned chocolate milk from their lunch programs and offered skim milk instead. However, that move may be counterproductive as a new study published in PLOS ONE has found that kids who no longer have the choice on chocolate milk take 10 percent less milk and waste 29 percent more. The researchers came to...

The Trix Rabbit Has Eyes For Your Child: How Eye Contact Influences Consumer Cereal Choices
2014-04-03 06:38:24

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online The next time you go shopping you may want to stay out of the cereal aisle if you have your kids in tow. A new study from Cornell University has discovered that cereals marketed to children are oriented about 23 inches (on average) off the ground and have spokes-characters that draw the attention of kids with their gazes. Researchers Aner Tal and Brian Wansink from Cornell Food and Brand Lab worked with Aviva Musicus from Yale to...

Can Offering Healthy Foods At Concession Stands Be Beneficial?
2014-03-17 03:30:49

University of Iowa [ Watch The Video: Concession Stand Makeover ] In the fall of 2008, the booster club in Muscatine, Iowa took a chance. Researchers from the University of Iowa asked whether the club would add healthy foods – from apples to string cheese – to its concessions menu. And, by the way, would it also consider putting healthier ingredients in big sellers like nachos and popcorn? These were no idle requests. Booster clubs across the United States directly support...

Changes In Fast Food Combo Meals Means Fewer Calories For Kids
2013-12-20 05:18:57

Gerard LeBlond for redorbit.com - Your Universe Online Obesity among children is a growing problem, especially with the abundant availability of fast food establishments. Public health officials estimate there is a 17-percent obesity rate among youths. Recently, two researchers at Cornell University, Dr. Brian Wansink and Dr. Andrew Hanks, analyzed data from 30 representative McDonald’s restaurants to find out if children would choose a higher calorie meal to compensate for smaller...

Bigger Bowl Makes Kids Ask For Larger Portions
2013-11-21 13:07:33

[ Watch The Video: How To Estimate Portions And Servings ] Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Two studies from a team of American and Dutch researchers have found that larger bowl sizes bias children toward requesting larger portion sizes and eating more food, according to a report published earlier this week in The Journal of Pediatrics. Previous research has shown that bigger dishes cause adults to eat bigger portions and the new report found the same...

2013-11-07 13:12:21

Every day millions of people stand in line at all-you-can-to-eat buffet lines waiting to satiate their palates with the delicious foods on the line.  Most of these people, however, are unaware that food order biases what ends up on their plates: the first food in line is taken the most and biases what else is taken.  In fact, this influence is so strong that in a recent study published in Public Library of Science One, Drs. Brian Wansink and Andrew Hanks found that two-thirds of an...


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toccata
  • In music, a work for a keyboard-instrument, like the pianoforte or organ, originally intended to utilize and display varieties of touch: but the term has been extended so as to include many irregular works, similar to the prelude, the fantasia, and the improvisation.
This word is Italian in origin, coming from the feminine past participle of 'toccare,' to touch.
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