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Research Confirms It's A Bad Idea To Shop On An Empty Stomach
2013-05-07 11:22:39

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online According to the age old axiom, it´s always a bad idea to visit the grocery store on an empty stomach. It´s said this leads to intense bouts with indecision or a shopping cart crammed full with all manner of high calorie foodstuffs. Researchers at Cornell University have now proven this piece of common wisdom true in a study which found that hungry people are more likely to skip healthier options at the grocery store...

Bite-Sized Fruit More Appealing To Kids Than Whole Servings
2013-04-19 10:18:19

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Kids love to eat fruit in ready-to-eat bite-sized pieces, yet studies show that in most school settings, the fruit is served whole. This could be the reason that school children are taking fruits, but not eating them. Common wisdom, however, is that children avoid fruit in favor of the taste and allure of pre-packaged snacks. A team of researchers from Cornell University's Food and Brand Lab wanted to understand why the children were...

If Your Child Is A Picky Eater, Blame The Genes
2013-03-21 19:10:40

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Are you having to force feed your child carrots and broccoli to ensure their diet isn't solely based on plain-and-dry McDonald's cheeseburgers? Well, a new study suggests bad parenting may not be why your child is a picky eater, but rather, it may be because of their genes. Researchers at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill say fearing new foods, or food neophobia, is similar to a child's temperament or personality....

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...

2012-10-11 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...


Word of the Day
tesla
  • The unit of magnetic flux density in the International System of Units, equal to the magnitude of the magnetic field vector necessary to produce a force of one newton on a charge of one coulomb moving perpendicular to the direction of the magnetic field vector with a velocity of one meter per second. It is equivalent to one weber per square meter.
This word is named for Nikola Tesla, the inventor, engineer, and futurist.