National Institutes of Health Funds Monumental Mitzvah Food Program Study
“This research study will be the first to rigorously evaluate the long-term behavioral and health effects of low-cost healthy food ‘nudges’ in a food pantry,” said Christina Roberto of the Perelman School of Medicine’s Psychology of Eating and Consumer Health (PEACH) lab, who is leading the study. Using our online ordering system, Penn’s multiyear randomized-controlled trial will examine how food pantry clients are influenced by on-screen interventions, or “nudges.” In other contexts, nudges — like adding traffic light colors to signal healthy and less-healthy choices — have successfully led to healthier food choices.
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“So you could say, ‘If there’s value generated, let’s distribute across all of the 10,000 people who contributed their samples,’ ” Joffe says, “but then you end up with tiny amounts, and it just doesn’t make sense to return 45 cents to each individual.”