Cornell Food & Brand Lab

Historical love-affair with indulgent foods

Our desire for indulgent meals may be over 500 years old. A new analysis of European paintings shows that meat and bread were among the most commonly depicted foods in paintings of meals from the 16th century.

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Nudging health in food pantries

Grocery stores and cafeterias successfully nudge selection of target foods, but can this same strategy be used to encourage food pantry clients to select target healthful foods? In a new study published in the Journal of ...

May 17, 2016
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How depictions on cake mix boxes can lead us to overeat

When estimating portion size, we may be more influenced by food images on the packaging than by the listed serving size leading us to serve more than is recommended. When additional food items are depicted on packages—such ...

Mar 30, 2016
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