Serving Preschoolers Bigger Portions Trains Them to Eat More

Preschoolers may not be as good at resisting large portions of everyday foods as was previously thought, according to Penn State researchers. In a study, the researchers examined whether children between the ages of three and five were susceptible to the portion size effect — the tendency of people to eat more when larger portions… Continue reading Serving Preschoolers Bigger Portions Trains Them to Eat More

Seeing Calorie Information With Your Food Makes it Less Appealing: Study

Seeing pictures of food with calorie information not only makes food less appetizing but it also appears to change the way your brain responds to the food, according to a Dartmouth-led study published in PLOS ONE. When food images appeared with the calorie content, the brain showed decreased activation of the reward system and increased… Continue reading Seeing Calorie Information With Your Food Makes it Less Appealing: Study

Is There a Link Between Fast Food and Depression?

I’ve written before about the connection between nutrition and mood. In particular, about the connection between what we eat and depression, anxiety and mental/emotional disorders. Here, I’m sharing a study showing a linkage between the consumption of fast foods and depression.   While this is a relatively small study, performed in an area of the… Continue reading Is There a Link Between Fast Food and Depression?