Cornell Food & Brand Lab

Cluttered kitchens cause over-snacking

Cluttered and chaotic environments can cause stress, which can lead us to grab more of the indulgent snacks— twice as many cookies according to this new study!

Feb 03, 2016
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How food-related warnings backfire among dieters

We have all seen messages from the "food police" telling us that sugary snacks are bad. But is it possible that seeing these messages actually make us more likely to eat sugary snacks? Researchers at Arizona State University, ...

Jan 26, 2016
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Eat less and be happy—really

Try this on for size: The Happy Meal could be the answer to our nation's obesity epidemic. Not the actual contents of a McDonald's kid's meal, but the concept of it. Researchers from the University of Arizona's Eller College ...

Jan 07, 2016
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Small units on a big surface = fewer calories

How does the size of the table we eat at influence how much we eat? This is the question that researchers posed and answered in a new study published in the Journal of the Association for Consumer Research. They found that ...

Jan 19, 2016
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How nutrition information leads you to buy more

Have you ever been to the supermarket and chosen foods based on nutrition labels? If so, be cautious, because the nutrition values you see on labels can substantially differ based on the recommended serving size, with undesired ...

Jan 14, 2016
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