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    • PI: Dr. Conrad P. Lyford
    • Co-PI: Janani Thapa
  • Texas Tech University
  • Project Title:
    Fun in the Lunchroom: A Nudge to Develop Healthy Taste Buds
  • Key Findings
    In this project selection and consumption of fruits and vegetables were promoted through a nudging and choice architecture intervention in two school lunchrooms serving primarily Hispanic low income neighborhoods. The intervention used inexpensive stickers and small toys to nudge selection and consumption of fruits and vegetables. The study key findings are:
    • There was a 21% increase in trays with all fruits and vegetable consumed from baseline to post intervention.
    • The servings of fruits and vegetables consumed at intervention was 6.08 (242% higher than at baseline). The servings of fruits and vegetables consumed at post intervention was 2.51 (42% higher than at baseline). The percentage of participants who ate at least one serving of fruits and vegetables at intervention was 60.1% (a 30.5 percentage point increase from baseline) and at post intervention was 47.6% (a 18 percentage point increase from baseline).
  • Publications