What Helps Kids Choose Healthier Foods?

Three behavioral patterns that help kids eat healthier emerged from an editorial by two physician-scientists at the University of Pennsylvania. It's logical to choose food that tastes better; take the time to find healthy foods and recipes kids enjoy. Keeping healthy snacks visible and available (eg.fruit bowl on kitchen table) increases their consumption. Incentives work. One…

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Food Peer Pressure

Ordering within the same food category as your friends brings greater happiness to restaurant-goers. Researchers found this peer pressure can overwhelm original desires for specific foods. People will try to avoid looking like the lone glutton or nutri-freak just to fit in. It's only true if people order out loud though. Researchers recommend ordering first…

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Eating Out For Dummies

"So what are you going to have?" I asked my wife as we settled into the booth at a restaurant we had not previously visited. "I haven’t checked the menu yet," she replied, not looking up. "Why? Do you already know what you want?" "Well, I'll probably just get what I usually get," I shrugged.…

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