Cornell Food & Brand Lab

Eating when we are not hungry is bad for our health

With the wide availability of convenient foods engineered for maximum tastiness— such as potato chips, chocolates, and bacon double cheeseburgers— in the modern food environment and with widespread advertising, the contemporary ...

Dec 30, 2015
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Smarter lunchrooms innovators

School food service directors are the gatekeepers of child nutrition for over 30 million students nationwide, thus having a tremendous opportunity to help instill healthy eating habits among our youth through the no-cost ...

Oct 12, 2016
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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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