A better understanding of the emotional impact of food can help manufacturers overcome the challenge of new products that fail, and also adapt to disruption in the industry.
Unreliable access to affordable, nutritious food has a significant bearing on a child's behaviour, academic performance and emotional well-being, a review has determined.
The more impulsive you are, the more likely it is you'll binge eat when experiencing negative feelings, according to new research.
Rejection of genetically modified organisms (GMOs) may be intuitive for many people, claims a paper published in the journal Trends in Plant Science.
It is no surprise that food advertising causes people to think about food – but new research suggests food ads may prompt overweight and obese people to overeat.
Exposure to a high fat diet in the womb could reduce anxiety and stress in adolescence, according to new research in rats.
Picking through ideas with Saatchi & Saatchi X on shopper behavior: Part II
Snacks have the power to drive positive emotional shopping behavior, but too much focus on health and a lack of in-store innovation could kill the joy factor, says the VP of shopper psychology at Saatchi & Saatchi X.
Food and drink manufacturers need to make their products appear to be an effortless choice for consumers operating on autopilot and stop over rationalising their habits, advises leading behavioural scientist Dr Nick Southgate.
Consumers with impulsive personalities are more likely to report high levels of 'food addiction', which in turn is associated with higher risk of obesity risk, say researchers.
People who eat during times of stress seek out food they consume through habit - regardless of how healthy or unhealthy that food may be, say researchers.
British consumers continue to believe that private label products are the same as those from national brands –but in different packaging, according to new research from Canadean.
Low levels of aroma compounds in foods could be driving important consumer behaviours and may even play a role in moods and activity levels, say researchers.
We are what we eat: Fatty foods may boost moods
Fat-rich ‘comfort foods’ may actually alter the brain's response to sadness, and boost mood, according to new research.
Behavioural economics may be a tool to tackle healthy habits, Kellogg's
Kellogg’s is hoping to shed some light on consumer behaviour and healthy lifestyles at a meeting of experts next month, which could translate into new products and marketing solutions.
Low salt diet may increase anxiety levels, suggests rat study
Low levels of salt in the diet may contribute to anxiety and help explain our persistent appetite for salty foods, indicates a new study on rats.
Research suggests tools for assessing ‘sensory fairness’ of food claims
A new study from Denmark sets out a basis for understanding sensory aspects of consumers’ belief that food products have been sold using misleading marketing materials, and could lead to new tools to test ‘sensory-fairness’.
Children whose mothers ate excessive amounts of liquorice during pregnancy are more likely to perform poorly in tests and have behavioural problems, according to new research.
Sweet, fat taste preference equal in men and women, suggests study
The preference of fat or sweet foods amongst obese adults is equal,
and more related to personality type and eating behaviour than
gender, suggests new research from Sweden.
Soy isoflavones could improve mood, mental function
Isoflavones from soy could help preserve cognitive function and
mood in post-menopausal women, according to Italian researchers.
Memory games influence food choice?
Fundamental research from the US sheds light on how the memory of a
food can influence the eating habits of consumers, and how food
makers could ultimately tackle false beliefs about a food product.
Full breakfast makes for fit brain
Girls need a more satisfying breakfast than boys if they are to
perform at their best in the classroom, according to a new
university of Ulster study, while a carbohydrate/protein mix meal
increased performance all-round compared...
How to get brainy children
Scientists will team up with Unilever to examine the link between
vitamins and minerals and brain development in children in the
first study of its kind in Australia.
Experts debate DHA role in kids nutrition
Following the release of results which show the positive benefits
of DHA supplements on children's concentration levels, experts are
meeting in London today to discuss the issue further.
Chew your way to intelligence
Chewing on gum could improve cognitive performance, claim
scientists recently from the University of Northumbria in the UK,
reports Reading Scientific Services.
Glucose feeds the memory
Students anxious to perform better in exams could improve their
chances of success by drinking a sugar-containing drink while
studying, new research suggests.
Fish for fighting depression
Eating more fish could help people suffering from depression,
according to new research to be presented this week, the New
Zealand Dietetic Association said on Tuesday
High-fat diets linked to poorer brain function
New animal research suggests that fat-laden meal plans can take a
toll on the brain by effectively starving it of its energy supply.
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Low cholesterol affects our moods
Traditionally high cholesterol is known to be harmful, now a recent
study has found that too low cholesterol is associated with adverse