Specific Environmental Drivers of Eating
Food and Addiction: A Comprehensive Handbook, eds. Kelly D. Brownell and Mark S. Gold, New York: Oxford University Press, 159-165, 2012
77 Pages Posted: 19 Mar 2016
Date Written: September 13, 2011
Plate shapes and package sizes, lighting and layout, color and convenience: These are a few of hidden persuaders that can contribute to how much food a person eats. This review posits that these environmental factors influence eating because they increase consumption norms and decrease consumption monitoring. Second, it is suggests that simply increasing awareness and offering nutrition education will have be disappointingly ineffective in changing mindless eating. Third, promising pilot results from the National Mindless Eating Challenge provide insights into helping move from mindless eating to mindlessly eating better.
Keywords: environmental cues, eating behavior, obesity, mindless eating, consumption
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