Project: Developing Research Capacity To Test Behavioral Economic Interventions In Child Nutrition Programs
Award Year: 2010
Amount of award, fiscal 2010: $30,000.00
Institution: University of Minnesota
Principal Investigator: Marla Reicks
Status: Ongoing
Detailed Objective: This project will support development of a collaborative team with diverse disciplinary backgrounds to pursue experimental studies in child foodservice settings that apply behavioral economic strategies to improve the healthfulness of children's food choices and diets. The first team activity will be a pilot study of the effect of portion sizes of fruits and vegetables served with school lunch on children's intake. The experiment will be conducted in elementary schools in Minnesota. The team will also develop proposals for future projects.
Topic: Behavioral Economics, Child Nutrition, Dietary Intake and Quality, School Lunch and Breakfast
Reicks, M., Redden, J.P., Mann, T., Mykerezi, E., and Z. Vickers. "Photographs in Lunch Tray Compartments and Vegetable Consumption Among Children in Elementary School Cafeterias," Journal of the American Medical Association, Vol. 307, No. 8, February 2012.