Navigation Links
Preordering lunch increases healthy entree selection in elementary schools
Date:5/3/2013

We all know that buying food when we are hungry is a recipe for disaster. When we are hungry, we can be especially sensitive to sights and smells of foods that will satiate, but may lack in nutrient content. What if we could make our meal choices when we are full, and not anticipating the feeling of satiation we all enjoy? Would we make healthier choices? Researchers at the Cornell Center for Behavioral Economics in Child Nutrition Programs (B.E.N. Center) set out to test whether or not preordering lunch would nudge students make healthier entre choices.

Lunch pre-order form

In two upstate New York elementary schools, students use an electronic pre-ordering system to order lunch in the morning. Fourteen teachers agreed to enroll their classes in a four-week study to test the effects of pre-ordering lunch. These classrooms were randomly assigned to one of three experimental conditions: 1) stop preordering for the 3rd week and resume for the 4th week, 2) stop preordering for the 4th week, or 3) continue preordering for all four weeks.

What did the sales records report? A significant number of healthier choices were made when students pre-ordered lunch. When preordering was available, 29.4% of students ordered the healthier lunch entre compared to 15.3% when no preordering took place. When ordering in the lunch line, hunger mixed with the aromas and sight of unhealthy foods won out in spontaneous food decisions: healthy entre selection was reduced by 48% and less healthy entre choices increased by 21%.

Further details on the study

This is great news! In school, preordering can help students make healthier choices in entres. Simply by changing the decision environment, students were nudged to select healthier entres. Even though schools in this study used an electronic pre-ordering system, paper-based systems can be just as effective, and less costly. Either system provides an effective method to help stu
'/>"/>

Contact: Sandra Cuellar
foodandbrandlab@cornell.edu
607-254-4960
Cornell Food & Brand Lab
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1 2

Related biology news :

1. Libertarian paternalism and school lunches: Guiding healthier behavior while preserving choices
2. Smarter lunchrooms make lunch choices childs play
3. Long-term exposure to fine particles of traffic pollution increases risk of heart disease
4. New study finds neither HFCS nor table sugar increases liver fat under real world conditions
5. Information Technology improves patient care and increases privacy, MU informatics expert says
6. The pain puzzle: Uncovering how morphine increases pain in some people
7. Bedroom TV viewing increases risk of obesity in children
8. Second-hand smoke increases risk of invasive meningococcal disease in children
9. OHSU study shows that a molecule critical to nerve cells increases drammatically during hypertension
10. Cell Transplantation reports islet cell advancement increases impact on transplantation
11. Climate change increases stress, need for restoration on grazed public lands
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:11/6/2014)... 2014 - Insilico Medicine, Inc, a Baltimore-based bioinformatics ... related diseases announced a research collaboration with the ... Oncology, Inc (OTC: CSBR). , "There are many ... but Champions Oncology,s TumorGraft technology is unique in ... regimen experimentally generating vast amounts of valuable data. ...
(Date:11/5/2014)... de Janeiro, Brazil -Individuals show great diversity in their ... males and females greatly differ in their perceptual evaluation ... of smell tests. , Sex differences in ... behaviors and may be connected to one,s perception of ... emotions. Thus, women,s olfactory superiority has been suggested to ...
(Date:11/4/2014)... Medicine announced today that it is a Grand ... Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. Laura Goetzl, ... Sciences; and Vice Chair of Research and Academic ... pursue an innovative global health and development research ... Neurodevelopment.", Grand Challenges Explorations (GCE) funds individuals worldwide ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):Insilico Medicine, Inc announces research collaboration with Champions Oncology, Inc 2The female nose always knows: Do women have more olfactory neurons? 2Temple University School of Medicine receives Grand Challenges Explorations grant 2
... that can break down plant biomass into the precursors of ... to produce alternatives to petroleum. But the potential of this ... cannot break down lignin, a highly stable polymer that makes ... Streptomyces bacteria are among few microorganisms known to ...
... 14, 2013As scientists continue to unravel the complexity of the ... role in both normal physiology and disease, one particular class ... attention. Guest Editor Tom Cech, PhD and Executive Editor Fintan ... advancing research area in their Editorial " The (Noncoding) ...
... Studies at Le Bonheur Children,s Hospital in Memphis, ... RSV, replicate in humans, mutate to avoid the immune ... DeVincenzo, MD, medical director of Molecular Diagnostics and Virology ... Microbiology, Immunology, and Molecular Biology at The University of ...
Cached Biology News:A microbial biorefinery provides new insight into how bacteria regulate genes 2A microbial biorefinery provides new insight into how bacteria regulate genes 3Noncoding RNAs offer huge therapeutic and diagnostic potential 2Leading RSV researcher publishes work at Le Bonheur Children's 2Leading RSV researcher publishes work at Le Bonheur Children's 3
(Date:11/22/2014)...   , ... zu KLOX    Mariano ... Officer bestellt    KLOX ist bestens ... zugelassenen Behandlungssystems zur Wundheilung zu beginnen    , ... sehr erfreut, die folgenden personellen Veränderungen anzukündigen: ...
(Date:11/21/2014)... , Nov. 21, 2014   TRU-D SmartUVC LLC ... their superbug-killing UVC automated disinfection robot, TRU-D SmartUVC, at FIS ... from Nov. 23 to 26 at Stand 23. ... United Kingdom,s largest infection-related event of ... societies to one of the leading events of its type ...
(Date:11/21/2014)... Offering a complete line of laboratory ... promotion . The Sartorius Entris Balance is the perfect ... and easy-to-maintain balance entry level balance. , The Entris ... to help customer’s bridge the gap between a basic ... very durable. Sartorius is the second biggest balance manufacturer ...
(Date:11/21/2014)... Palo Alto, Calif. (PRWEB) November 20, 2014 ... (CHI), a nonprofit, public policy research organization representing ... and pharmaceutical firms, and PwC US ... other states in life sciences industry growth. The ... and 2013. The 2015 California Biomedical Industry ...
Breaking Biology Technology:KLOX Technologies meldet Neubesetzung von Führungspositionen 2KLOX Technologies meldet Neubesetzung von Führungspositionen 3KLOX Technologies meldet Neubesetzung von Führungspositionen 4KLOX Technologies meldet Neubesetzung von Führungspositionen 5TRU-D SmartUVC to Showcase Superbug-Killing Robot at FIS 2014 2TRU-D SmartUVC to Showcase Superbug-Killing Robot at FIS 2014 3Pipette.com Announces an Extension on the Sartorius Entris Balance Promotion to the End of 2014 2California Healthcare Institute and PwC Report Boom in California’s Biomedical Industry 2California Healthcare Institute and PwC Report Boom in California’s Biomedical Industry 3California Healthcare Institute and PwC Report Boom in California’s Biomedical Industry 4
... 220 V, is used for agitation and mixing ... staining and destaining of gels and blots, and ... (8-40 rpm) and can handle a maximum load ... two 29 x 21 cm platforms covered with ...
...
...
... Wyatt Technology's family of light scattering instruments. ... temperature chromatograph and enables you to get ... The HTmD is easily installed in the ... Alliance 2000 device and enables you to ...
Biology Products: