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Healthy Eating

Behavioral economic principles can help us promote healthy eating. Investigators at CHIBE uncover the factors that influence decisions related to our food choices, whether through choice architecture, incentives, taxes, food labeling, or other interventions. Our food and drink-related research has made an impact in the real world; our researchers have demonstrated the impact of sugary-beverage taxes in Philadelphia and informed national requirements that calorie labels on restaurant menus include a statement that places that information in the context of an adult’s recommended daily caloric intake.

Ultimately, this work provides an evidence base that can save lives by decreasing the incidence of obesity and related causes of death, including heart disease, stroke, type 2 diabetes and certain types of cancer.

person slices cucumbers and vegetables to make a salad and eat more healthy

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Interested in collaborating with CHIBE on a healthy eating related project? Get in touch with us to learn more about how we can work together.