All in a Name

Keeping up with New Year’s resolutions to eat healthfully can be challenging, and by mid-January, some of those goals already feel impossible.  If vowing to eat more veggies was on your list but has proved to be difficult for your family, try changing names.  Recent research in the Journal of the American Medical Association found that when vegetables served in a university dining hall were described using indulgent words, such as “rich” or “caramelized,” students and staff were more likely to choose and consume them compared to those  that were labeled simply with the vegetable’s name or with words like “reduced sodium.”  So, the next time vegetables are on the menu, try a new name.  You might be surprised at the results.

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