food labeling

The Power of Color: How it influences our perceptions of what is “healthy”

April 6, 2013

What do you think of when you see (or hear the word) “green”? We associate colors with certain moods, behaviors and events. The associations we have about colors, especially green, are almost automatic – “being green”, recycling, the environment, Al Gore etc. We also have a learned response to colors. Green = go. Yellow = […]

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“Guiltless Gluttony”

October 3, 2012

This past weekend, as my last batch of pumpkin mini muffins was in the oven, I laughed reminiscing about a joke from one of my favorite comedians.  As Jim Gaffigan so aptly puts it, “How much denial are we in when we’re eating mini muffins?— ‘Oh I’ll just have like 1 or 12. They’re so […]

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