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Offering healthier food lifted revenue of school concession

Offering healthier food lifted revenue of school concession

WASHINGTON, March 14 (UPI) -- U.S. researchers suggest two ways to improve the healthiness of school concession food -- add healthy items and improve the less healthy options.
Study suggests healthy menu items can increase concession stand profits

Study suggests healthy menu items can increase concession stand profits

March 14 (UPI) -- A new study suggests school concession stands can raise profits by adopting healthier ingredients and adding just a few healthful items to their menu.
Brooks Hays
Few moms familiar with the USDA's MyPlate for healthier eating

Few moms familiar with the USDA's MyPlate for healthier eating

ITHACA, N.Y., Dec. 28 (UPI) -- Nine percent of U.S. moms are familiar with MyPlate, created in 2011 by U.S. officials to help consumers put dietary guidelines into practice, a survey says.
Kids will eat twice as much if they eat out of a large bowl

Kids will eat twice as much if they eat out of a large bowl

ITHACA, N.Y., Nov. 20 (UPI) -- Parents wanting to reduce obesity risk of their children -- and food waste -- should consider serving their kids with smaller bowls, U.S. researchers suggest.
School debit accounts influence student food choices

School debit accounts influence student food choices

ITHACA, N.Y., Oct. 10 (UPI) -- U.S. schools' use of debit accounts to pay for student lunches results in students' choosing less healthy choices and more calories, researchers say.
Size of wineglass, type of wine influences how much wine is poured

Size of wineglass, type of wine influences how much wine is poured

ITHACA, N.Y., Sept. 30 (UPI) -- Those who choose wineglasses that are wider, who hold the glass while they pour and pick white wine will drink more, U.S. researchers say.
Food labeled 'regular' or 'double-sized' impacts consumption

Food labeled 'regular' or 'double-sized' impacts consumption

ITHACA, N.Y., June 30 (UPI) -- U.S. researchers say whether foods are labeled small, regular or double-sized influences how much people will consume -- and how much they'll pay for them.
WWII: No atheists in foxholes, or even 50 years later

WWII: No atheists in foxholes, or even 50 years later

ITHACA, N.Y., May 27 (UPI) -- In the heat of World War II, men who experienced intense combat were more than twice as likely to turn to prayer as those who did not, U.S. researchers say.

Music, dim lights = eating fewer calories

ITHACA, N.Y., Aug. 30 (UPI) -- In the 1960s, some ate dinner with dimmed lighting with music playing on the stereo and it may have resulted in smaller waistlines, U.S. researchers say.

Lunch not 'just lunch' for ex-lovers

ITHACA, N.Y., Aug. 7 (UPI) -- Eating food with an ex-lover sparks more jealousy with one's current partner than meeting that same person for coffee, U.S. researchers suggest.

People eat less when food is 'segmented'

ITHACA, N.Y., July 25 (UPI) -- Segmenting food -- providing a visual cue to divide up food -- results in people eating less of the food offered, U.S. researchers found.

Study: Meal with ex can heighten jealousy

ITHICA, N.Y., July 13 (UPI) -- Researchers at Cornell University in New York say dining with an ex can suggest intimacy and create more jealousy in a current partner than a no-meal meeting.
Valentine's Day: Diet 'triple threat'

Valentine's Day: Diet 'triple threat'

ITHACA, N.Y., Feb. 13 (UPI) -- People feeling happy might make a Valentine's Day dinner of salmon and vegetables, but the depressed might just reach for a bag of candy, a U.S. expert said.

Some U.S. lunchrooms to get cheap makeover

ITHACA, N.Y., Sept. 29 (UPI) -- Researchers at Cornell University in New York are joining with school and federal officials to make school lunches healthier.

Easy calorie-cutting tips offered

WASHINGTON, Aug. 8 (UPI) -- Dieters may not need as much willpower as they think if they change their eating environment and how they eat, a U.S. researcher says.
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Brian Wansink (born 1960, Sioux City, Iowa) is an American professor in the fields of consumer behavior and nutritional science. He is a former Executive Director of the USDA's Center for Nutrition Policy and Promotion (CNPP) (2007–2009).

Wansink is best known for his work on consumer behavior and food and for popularizing terms such as "mindless eating" and "health halos." His research has focused on how our immediate environment (supermarkets, packaging, homes, pantries, and tablescapes) influences eating habits and preferences. Wansink holds the John S. Dyson Endowed Chair in the Applied Economics and Management Department at Cornell University. He is the author of over 100 academic articles and books, including the best-selling book Mindless Eating: Why We Eat More Than We Think and Marketing Nutrition (2005) . He is a 2007 recipient of the humorous Ig Nobel Prize and was named ABC World News Person of the Week on January 4, 2008.

Having been referred to as the "Sherlock Holmes of Food" and the "Wizard of Why", Wansink and his Food and Brand Lab have been credited with improving the deeper scientific understanding of food eating and food shopping. A fundamental finding is that our environment—such as the way a food is labeled, presented, stored, or served—biases our eating habits and taste preferences. A large part of eating less and eating better, he argues, involves making small changes to our homes and to the daily "mindless" patterns of our lives. In underscoring this, the first and last sentence of his book, Mindless Eating states, "The best diet is the one you don't know you're on."

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