Attractive names of meals for healthier diets of children – B.BIAS Blog
Discarding classical solutions such as information campaigns, it offers a much simpler alternative: make the healthy options more tempting. How? By changing their names. Several research teams in the US have tried this strategy in various school canteens and they found that making the names “seductive”, catchy or funny can induce children to eat healthier.
Sugar-Sweetened Beverage Health Warnings and Purchases: A Randomized Controlled Trial - American Journal of Preventive Medicine
Effectiveness of Behaviorally Designed Gamification Interventions With Social Incentives for Increasing Physical Activity Among Overweight and Obese Adults Across the United States: The STEP UP Randomized Clinical Trial | Obesity | JAMA Internal Medicine
In this randomized clinical trial of 602 overweight and obese adults from 40 states across the United States, gamification interventions with support, collaboration, and competition significantly increased physical activity compared with the control group during the 24-week intervention. The competition arm had the greatest increase in physical activity from baseline during the intervention; during the 12-week follow-up, physical activity was lower in all arms, but remained significantly greater in the competition arm than in the control arm.
A behavioural intervention is only as good as the evidence it's based on: the case of Nudge supermarket | LinkedIn
UK's first supermarket designed by public health experts launches in Central London | London Evening Standard
Study identifies the best healthy eating nudges | EurekAlert! Science News
In a meta-analysis of real-life experiments drawn from food science, nutrition, health economics, marketing and psychology, the authors find that behavioural nudges - facilitating action rather than providing knowledge or inducing feelings - can reduce daily energy intake by up to 209 kcal, the same number of calories as in 21 cubes of sugar.
Yes, counting steps might make you healthier - Reuters
“Tracking your daily activity with a pedometer, wearable, or smartphone is an important part of any physical activity program,” Patel said by email. “However, it should be combined with other behavior change strategies such as goal-setting, coaching, or social interventions to increase sustainability.”
Reported theory use in electronic health weight management interventions targeting young adults: a systematic review: Health Psychology Review: Vol 0, No 0
JMIR - Persuasive System Design Principles and Behavior Change Techniques to Stimulate Motivation and Adherence in Electronic Health Interventions to Support Weight Loss Maintenance: Scoping Review | Asbjørnsen | Journal of Medical Internet Research
Study: Sugary Drink Consumption Down by Half in Berkeley Since Soda Tax Implemented | The California Report | KQED News
Getting Kids to Eat More Vegetables - The New York Times
If you want a child to eat more vegetables, it might help to use plates illustrated with pictures of vegetables.
Live longer: Secrets of the world’s healthiest village revealed | Health | Life & Style | Express.co.uk
How a behavioral economist eats Thanksgiving dinner - The Washington Post
Piano stairs The fun theory - YouTube
Physical Activity in Women: Effects of a Self-Regulation Intervention (pdf)
Mental contrasting is essentially contrasting your happy, dream goal with your current reality, emphasizing the need for action, while implementation intentions are "if-then" statements about how you will deal with obstacles. The link goes to a journal article in which this combined technique was used to help women become more physically active, and the effect was sustained over months.