Monday, April 28, 2014

Video recap of Lectureship in Child Health with Brian Wansink

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We enjoyed a terrific audience for this year's Lectureship in Child Health featuring best-selling author and award-winning researcher Brian Wansink, PhD.  For those who were unable to attend, or those wanting to relive the experience, we have uploaded the entire lecture and follow-up interview for your viewing pleasure.  You can view the full length videos on the website.

We also want to bring to your attention a series of short video excerpts from the lecture that capture some of Wansink's key messages.  Take a look at the excerpts below and please be sure to like and share if you enjoy them!

Monday, April 14, 2014

Sustainable Food Center helping to spread evidence-based food systems programs

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Interested in changing your local food system, but not sure where to start?  This week is National Public Health Week, and the theme for this year is "Public Health: Start Here."  When we heard that slogan, we instantly thought of the scientific evidence base as the best place to start.

It just so happens that one of the MSD Center's community partners, the Sustainable Food Center (SFC), is offering in-person, hands-on program replication training for their various food systems program areas. Among the programs being offered is the school-based Sprouting Health Kids program which has been evaluated by our research team and found to be effective in increasing fruit and vegetable intake among kids.

Thursday, March 27, 2014

Sherlock Holmes of Food, Brian Wansink, is 2014 Lectureship Speaker

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Think you’re immune to the wide-range of subconscious cues that cause us to “mindlessly” overeat? Think again. Or I should say, “don’t think again.”

This year’s Michael & Susan Dell Lectureship in Child Health speaker is award-winning researcher and author Brian Wansink, PhD of Cornell University. Wansink’s best-selling book Mindless Eating: Why We Eat More Than We Think explains how the environment influences or even tricks people into buying and eating foods in ways they are unaware.

Having been called the “Sherlock Holmes of Food,” Wansink has been credited with improving the scientific understanding of food eating and food shopping. There’s no shortage of YouTube videos and TV clips of his experiments in action at the Cornell Food and Brand Lab.