|Detailed Objective: The Center will: (a) facilitate new and innovative research on the application of behavioral economic theory to child nutrition program operations and activities, leading to program improvements that will benefit children's diets and health; (b) broaden the network of social scientists who participate in research that applies principles and theories of behavioral economics to improving nutrition, food security, and health outcomes associated with participation in USDA's child nutrition programs; and (c) disseminate information obtained through its research program to a diverse stakeholder audience, including other researchers, policy and program officials, and the general public.
Hanks, A., D. Just, and B. Wansink. "Smarter Lunchrooms Can Address New School Lunchroom Guidelines and Childhood Obesity,” Journal of Pediatrics, Vol. 162, Issue 4, April 2013.
Hanks, A., D. Just, and B. Wansink. “Trigger Foods: The Influence of “Irrelevant” Alternatives in School Lunchrooms,” Agricultural and Resource Economics Review, Vol. 41, No. 1, April 2012.
Hanks, A., D. Just, L. Smith, and B. Wansink. “Healthy Convenience: Nudging Students Toward Healthier Choices in the Lunchroom.” Journal of Public Health, Vol. 34, Issue 3, August 2012.
Wansink, B., D. Just, A. Hanks, and L. Smith. “ Pre-Sliced Fruit in School Cafeterias: Children's Selection and Intake,” American Journal of Preventive Medicine, Vol. 44, Issue 5, May 2013.
Wansink, B., D. Just, and C. Payne. “Can Branding Improve School Lunches?," Archives of Pediatrics & Adolescent Medicine, Vol. 166, No. 10, October 2012 (Retracted in 2018).
Wansink, B., D. Just, C. Payne, and M. Klinger. “Attractive Names Sustain Increased Vegetable Intake in Schools,” Preventive Medicine, Vol. 55, Issue 4, October 2012.