Tag Archives: diet

Environment changes food choices

Interesting study on how kids eat show they make better food choices in a quiet cafeteria with a longer lunch time.

The researchers also found a major influence on how much healthy food children ate: the cafeteria environment. Children were more likely to eat healthy foods when it was quieter in the cafeteria; when the food was cut up into smaller pieces like apple slices; when lunch periods were longer; and when teachers were eating lunch in the same cafeteria.

“We saw a big jump in consumption if these factors were controlled, and they aren’t expensive things to control for,” Gross said.