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Brian Wansink

Diet? I'll Have What He's Having!

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 06.07.2015 | Healthy Living
David Katz, M.D.

For those who don't know, that's really what the whole Blue Zones idea is about: a characterization of the lifestyle, behaviors, culture and environment of those populations around the world that live the longest and the best. They have the most vitality and the least chronic disease.

Appreciation for Brian Wansink, Run Amok

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 05.23.2015 | Healthy Living
David Katz, M.D.

As hoped, Brian and I see eye to eye. The factors that influence what people choose to do with food matter, but so too do the foods chosen, and what they do to the people. We need not choose to focus on one of these, and neglect the other.

4 Things Healthy Eaters Do Differently At Restaurants

OWN | Posted 07.25.2015 | OWN

Many of us struggle to keep ourselves in check when eating out. We become tempted by the sheer number of choices and get lost in the minefield of hidd...

Alexandra Svokos

The Sneaky Way To Get Kids To Eat Healthy School Lunches

HuffingtonPost.com | Alexandra Svokos | Posted 10.16.2014 | Parents

Offering healthy foods in the school lunchroom is just a first step. How to get kids to actually choose the better options and eat them is where profe...

5 Sneaky Ways To Keep Yourself In Check At The Grocery Store

Posted 03.12.2015 | OWN

By Corrie Pikul Our best and worst eating habits start in a grocery store, says consumer behavior expert Brian Wansink. But his tiny tweaks can cha...

Why the Food Industry Is Running Scared of Internet Activism

Bettina Elias Siegel | Posted 09.09.2014 | Healthy Living
Bettina Elias Siegel

Unfortunately for food companies, the Internet genie is out of the bottle and there's no turning back. So instead of commissioning studies that demonize the Internet, social media and/or "moms with food fears," food companies should take to heart the one simple lesson to be gleaned from the many recent successes in Internet food activism: Consumers want transparency.

Do Higher Prices Make Food Taste Better? Science Says Yes

The Huffington Post | Kevin Short | Posted 05.05.2014 | Business

Which of these plates looks like a better meal to you? According to science, you'd probably be happier with meal No. 2, since it's more expensi...

Anna Almendrala

Eat Too Much Over The Weekend? Here's Why You Shouldn't Freak Out

HuffingtonPost.com | Anna Almendrala | Posted 02.05.2014 | Healthy Living

After a weekend of heavy eating and drinking, most dieters probably don't like what they see on the scale come Monday. But a new study from Cornell Un...

The Secret To Eating Less (Without Even Realizing It)

Posted 11.21.2013 | OWN

By Rachel Mount You can eat less without even realizing it. Here's the secret recipe, according to Brian Wansink, PhD., author of Mindless Eati...

No Tray, No Salad

Ayala Laufer-Cahana, M.D. | Posted 01.25.2014 | Healthy Living
Ayala Laufer-Cahana, M.D.

Students load their trays in all-you-can-eat cafeterias with heaps of food, leading to waste and perhaps also to overeating. But what does tray disappearance do to food choices?

Counter the Cues! 3 Easy Food Decisions to Improve Your Health

Susan B. Dopart, M.S., R.D., C.D.E. | Posted 10.07.2013 | Healthy Living
Susan B. Dopart, M.S., R.D., C.D.E.

Eating for satiation, with just two to three fewer bites per meal can add up to 100 calories per day or losing 10 to 20 pounds in a year! That beats the gradual weight gain that happens over time for most adults.

Diet, Dreams, and Nightmares

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 07.28.2013 | Healthy Living
David Katz, M.D.

In the process of creating ONQI 2.0, we are obligated to look at how the algorithm handles every food, including all of the quirkiest foods. In doing so, I wind up learning all of the intimate details about foods I could not otherwise have cooked up in my nightmares.

Veg Out! Families Rate Meals Higher With Produce On The Plate

Posted 11.25.2012 | Healthy Living

By Annie Hauser Your children might tell you that they hate vegetables, but a new study shows they rate your meal higher when veggies are on the ...

Into the Mouths of Babes: The Case for Minding Our Business!

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 07.01.2012 | Healthy Living
David Katz, M.D.

The wellbeing of children is everybody's business, and everybody should mind that children are staring down the barrel of a glow-in-the-dark cheese doodle or sugar-laden cereal loop at foreshadowed health and foreshortened lives.

The Oscars of Eating: 12 Superstars

Dr. Susan Albers | Posted 04.25.2012 | Healthy Living
Dr. Susan Albers

Do you love watching the Oscars? In honor of award season, I'd like to give 12 awards for the best, research, tools and media on healthy eating and body image.

Public Health and the Illusion of Your Autonomy: Kill the Umpire?

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 03.07.2012 | Healthy Living
David Katz, M.D.

I won't speak for my friends and colleagues in public health, although I suspect they feel the same; I'll just speak for myself. I am nobody's nanny. But as you play with the military-industrial establishment with your health on the line, I don't mind being a referee.

What da Vinci's Last Supper Reveals About Mindless Eating

Dr. Susan Albers | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Susan Albers

Consider how scientists might evaluate what we eat 200 years from now. What would today's commercials or pictures of people eating tell your great grandchildren about the way we eat?

Want to Live Longer? Study People Who Do

Dr. Jon LaPook | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Jon LaPook

Watch my interview with author Dan Buettner, who has identified "blue zones" around the world where residents live the longest, healthiest lives.