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2013-02-27 14:05:54

The term ℠libertarian paternalism´ is a peculiar phrase because it invokes feelings about two seemingly contradictory philosophies. Yet, as a principle of the behavioral sciences, this phrase actually implies gentle guidance, without force. Recently, the USDA passed regulations designed to make school lunches more nutritious. Schools participating in the National School Lunch Program are required to increase whole grain offerings, cap the fat of milk at 1% for white and non-fat...

2012-12-20 15:19:06

The mindless eating challenge: Evaluation of a public web-based healthy eating and weight loss program Making small easy changes to our eating habits on a consistent basis - 25 days or more per month - can lead to sustainable weight loss, according to research by Professor Brian Wansink in Cornell University's Food and Brand Lab. The challenge is to figure out which changes work for specific individuals and how to stick with changes long enough to make them second nature. To explore...

2012-12-17 08:24:58

CHICAGO, Dec. 17, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- A new study published today in the Journal of Pediatrics found that children who ate a combination snack of cheese and vegetables, as compared to children who ate a snack of potato chips, consumed 72 percent fewer calories overall and also needed significantly fewer calories to achieve the same level of satiety or satisfaction. Analyzed by the Cornell University Food and Brand Lab, the research showed that a non-nutrient dense snack, like potato chips,...

2012-10-11 13:00:54

Does food marketing need to make us fat? A review and solutions Food marketers are masters at getting people to crave and consume the foods that they promote. In this study authors Dr. Brian Wansink, co-director of the Cornell University Center for Behavioral Economics in Child Nutrition and Professor of Marketing and Dr. Pierre Chandon, professor of Marketing at the leading French graduate school of business, INSEAD challenge popular assumptions that link food marketing and obesity. Their...

Eat Less When Dining Out
2012-08-30 12:06:08

Connie K. Ho for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Imagine a night out on town, a delicious dinner awaits. Sounds of violin strings playing in the background, the chandelier lights twinkle from the ceiling, and a waiter attends the table with diligence. Momentarily, he brings out a fresh plate of seared salmon with roasted potatoes and fresh corn. Take in the smell of the food, the ambience of the restaurant, and the hunger in the pit of the stomach lulls. These were the findings...

When Elmo Chooses Apples, Kids Choose Them Too
2012-08-23 12:09:49

Connie K. Ho for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online At many elementary schools around the U.S., when the first bell rings, it´s a signal for snack time. Hungry kids will race to the snack bar and salivate at the various delicious choices before them. On the one hand, they could have a freshly baked chocolate chip cookie or they could choose to take a bite out of a crisp, refreshing apple. Many times, the kids will sway the way of the cookie. However, researchers from Cornell...

2012-07-26 23:03:15

If so many low fat foods are available, why does the Western world get fatter every year? The answer, said a French researcher, is people are seduced by food products that claim to be healthy and think that eating more carries no repercussions. Dr. Hooman Shabatian, a Los Angeles weight loss surgeon, recommends carefully reading nutrition labels to avoid overeating supposedly healthy food. Los Angeles, California (PRWEB) July 26, 2012 Food products advertised as healthy lead consumers to...

Heroes Wanted: What Would Batman Eat?
2012-07-22 06:53:49

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online The Baby Boomer generation had Popeye to inspire them to eat their spinach. However, today's children do not have role models when it comes to healthy eating habits and good food choices. According to Brian Wansink, Cornell professor of marketing, director of the Cornell Food and Brand Lab: "Fast food patronage is a frequent reality for many children and their parents. Simply instructing a parent to order healthier food for a...

2012-07-17 10:07:58

Two new studies presented today at the Society for Nutrition Education and Behavior's (SNEB) annual conference may make it easier for moms to get their kids to eat — and enjoy — vegetables. Both studies were conducted by SNEB president Brian Wansink, PhD, the John Dyson Professor of Consumer Behavior at Cornell University, and funded by Birds Eye, the country's leading vegetable brand that recently launched a three-year campaign to inspire kids to eat more veggies. With nine...

2012-05-29 14:21:13

Presented by the Society for Nutrition Education and Behavior and Dairy Council of California SACRAMENTO, Calif., May 29, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Food plays many distinct roles in our lives in addition to its fuel and health functions. Acknowledging the multiple, and often simultaneous, roles that food can play and aligning client consultations and communications appropriately will help registered dietitians and nutrition educators improve health outcomes and positive eating...