Make healthy food visible and accessible

May 2, 2012 at 5:22 PM Leave a comment

In CEGEP (that’s like pre-university in Quebec), I ate on a daily basis either poutine, creamy pasta salad, creamy potatoe salad or a giant oatmeal cookie (or a combination thereof).

Daily.

(and in high school, I often only ate an ice cream sandwich for lunch)

It’s  no wonder I was a bit heavier then. (and perhaps even more amazing I survived after eating such a poor diet regularly)

I blame there being lack of healthy foods prominently visible and accessible. (OK, not really, I’m pretty sure I still would’ve opted for this junk regularly.)

But a  new study published in Environment and Behavior has found that college students (just not me back then!) are more likely to eat fruits and veggies if they’re within arm’s reach. And if fresh fruit is visible, it’ll be eaten more often by them (although the same doesn’t hold true for vegetables).

(I, of course, now have oatmeal cookies on the brain and will need to try this recipe from Lottie and Doof — that’s their pic above btw).

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