Could Behavioral Economics Help Improve Diet Quality for Nutrition Assistance Program Participants?

Could Behavioral Economics Help Improve Diet Quality for Nutrition Assistance Program Participants?

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This report discusses findings from behavioral and psychological studies which indicate that people regularly and predictably behave in ways that contradict some standard assumptions of economic analysis. Recognizing that consumption choices are determined by factors other than prices, income, and information illuminates a broad array of strategies to influence consumersAi food choices. These strategies expand the list of possible ideas for improving the diet quality and health of participants in the USDAAis Food Stamp Program; the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC); and the National School Lunch and School Breakfast Programs.Consequently, students may be more likely to make healthful menu selections or more reasonable quantity decisions if afforded more ... as more frivolous (such as tax refunds) and are subsequently earmarked for more frivolous consumption ( like plasma televisions). ... ERR-43 In contrast to the more standard framework, mental accounting predicts Economic Research Service/USDA Mental Accounting.


Title:Could Behavioral Economics Help Improve Diet Quality for Nutrition Assistance Program Participants?
Author: David R. Just
Publisher:DIANE Publishing - 2009-05
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