Healthy Food Choices at Work
Friday, September 28, 2012 • 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Spokane Regional Health District, 1101 W. College Ave., Spokane
Conference Rooms 310 & 311, third floor
This workshop is for anyone wanting to modify their workplace cafeteria to encourage healthy food choices and consumption.
“When employees are healthy, they’re happy. When they’re happy, they’re innovative,” says Jennifer Kurkoski, organizational behaviorist and Google's Human Resource People Analytics Manager. In pursuit of that healthiness, happiness, and innovation, Google corporation has turned to “nudges”–simple, subtle cues that prompt people to make better decisions. Behavioral economists have shown the idea works. For example, while grabbing a plate to load up on grub, you see a sign informing you that people with bigger dishes are inclined to eat more. It doesn’t tell you what to do, but it affects your behavior. This simple “meta nudge” caused small-plate usage to increase by half, to 32% of all plate traffic. Come learn how you can implement this and many other simple ideas at your work place.
Dr. David Just, Behavioral Economist at Cornell University Food and Brand Lab David Just is an Associate Professor in the Charles H. Dyson School of Applied Economics and Management at Cornell University. His work on behavioral economics and the school lunch program has shown how low cost solutions can lead employees to make healthier choices without reducing overall availability of choices. His research has won wide recognition, winning the American Journal of Agricultural Economics Outstanding Journal Article (2009, 2008 honorable mention) and being cited by Discover Magazine as one of the top science stories of 2006.
Please RSVP by Monday, September 24
Register at: https://cc.srhd.org/register/default.asp?id=20
For more information, contact Natalie Tauzin, RD, MPH at firstname.lastname@example.org or call (509) 324-1659
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