Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Want college students to eat better? Try appealing to their sense of the greater good


Well, not exactly us--but some other Stanford kids did. This article talks about a study that was done on the Stanford students who took the course "Food and Society" last quarter. Interestingly enough, the study shows that the best way to get students to actually eat better is to have them discuss the impact of eating local and healthily on society--without any actual nutrition information. According to the study, these students improved their eating habits but students enrolled in a nutrition class had no change in behavior.

I thought I would just share this as we can all relate for sure, and according to the results we are all on the our way to eating healthier by the end of the quarter without even realizing it!


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