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Modifying the Food Environment: From Mindless Eating to Mindlessly Eating Better

Aired March 6, 2012

This webinar describes the impact of the food environment on food intake; common eating myths about food and weight gain; and provides small practical strategiest to use to change food intake behaviors at home an in communities.

 

Brian Wansink, PhD
Director, Food and Brand Lab
Charles S. Dyson School of Applied Economics & Management
Cornell University
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Bio

Brian Wansink, PhD

Brian Wansink is the John Dyson Professor of Consumer Behavior at Cornell University, where he directs the Cornell Food and Brand Lab. He is author of over 100 academic articles and books, including the best-selling Mindless Eating: Why We Eat More Than We Think (2006) along with Marketing Nutrition (2005), Asking Questions (2004), and Consumer Panels (2002).

 

From 2007-2009 Wansink was granted a leave-of-absence from Cornell to accept a Presidential appointment as Executive Director of USDA’s Center for Nutrition Policy and Promotion, the Federal agency in charge of developing 2010 Dietary Guidelines and promoting the Food Guide Pyramid (MyPyramid.gov).

 

Wansink’s award-winning academic research on food psychology and behavior change has been published in the world’s top marketing, medical, and nutrition journals. It contributed to the introduction of smaller “100 calorie” packages (to prevent overeating), the use of taller glasses in some bars (to prevent the overpouring of alcohol), and the use of elaborate names and mouth-watering descriptions on some chain restaurant menus (to improve enjoyment of the food). It has been presented, translated, reported, and featured in television documentaries on every continent but Antarctica.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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