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Food Choices: How Consumer Psychology and Our Food Environment are Driving Decisions
April 29, 2021 @ 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm EDT
(Author of Why Smart People Make Bad Food Choices) Jack Bobo will be leading a virtual discussion tomorrow on food, nutrition, and obesity.
Food for Thought Dialogue: Food Choices
How Consumer Psychology and Our Food Environment are Driving Decisions
April 29, 2021
3:00 pm – 4:30 pm ET
Consumers have never had access to more information or more choices in terms of healthy food options. Yet, diet-related adverse health conditions are on the rise.
In this free Food for Thought dialogue, Jack Bobo (author of ‘Why Smart People Make Bad Food Choices’) will be joined by panelists including Jayson Lusk, PhD (Department Head/Distinguished Professor, Purdue University),Taylor Wallace, PhD (Think Healthy Group, George Mason University), Jennifer Orlet Fisher, PhD (Temple University professor and associate director of the Center for Obesity Research and Education) and Sweta Chakraborty, PhD (risk and behavioral scientist) to discuss some of the ways our minds and environment—from health halos to expanding portion sizes—are driving poor food choices and explore the potential of behavioral science to deliver better health outcomes without resorting to fad diets or popular science.
Agenda (all times ET):
3:00 – 3:05 pm: Welcome and Introduction
3:05 – 3:25 pm: Reflections on Food Choices: How Consumer Psychology and Our Food Environment are Driving Decisions
• Jack Bobo
3:25 – 4:10 pm: Panel Dialogue
• Jack Bobo
• Sweta Chakraborty, PhD
• Jennifer Orlet Fisher, PhD
• Jayson Lusk, PhD
• Taylor Wallace, PhD
4:10 – 4:30 pm: Audience participation: Question and Answer
4:30 pm: Adjourn
The Invisible Influences that Guide Our Thinking
Learn to eat better. Jack Bobo reveals how the psychology of food has been invisibly controlling us all along, in the grocery aisles, at restaurants, in front of the refrigerator, and in every other place we make crucial food choices. Behavioral science is changing the way we think about food and showing us how to develop healthy meal plans and deliver more balanced diets.
Apply behavioral science to your diet plan. A balanced diet creates a healthy lifestyle routine and better quality of life. You can move beyond fad diets, pop science, and calls for ever greater willpower. Explore the deeper causes of hidden influences and mental shortcuts our minds use to process information and how they often prevent us from healthy eating habits.