September 19, 2011
Double Header Talk on Thursday 9/22 at 2:00pm
Double header on Thursday, September 22, 2:00pm to 4:00pm in 4448 East Hall (on Church St. between S. University and N. University).
- Talk 1: Michael Siegrist (ETH Zurich, Switzerland)
"Risk communication: The importance of numeracy"
- Talk 2: Julie S. Downs (Carnegie Mellon University)
"Over-Compensation Undermines Strategies for Promoting Healthier
Downs suggests reading this paper:
Strategies for Promoting Healthier Food Choice which has some really cool, unexpected results about the impact of food labeling on health behaviors. From the article:
"In combination, these studies suggest that providing calorie information may have small effects on food choices, but may also produce perverse effects, such as promoting higher calorie consumption among dieters."
Posted by rbrent at September 19, 2011 12:04 PM