Kids, cash, and snacks: What motivates a healthier food choice?

Tufts University| Tue Aug 01 07:04:51 EDT 2017
Kids, cash, and snacks: What motivates a healthier food choice?

What determines how children decide to spend their cash on snacks? A new study shows that children’s experience with money and their liking of brands influenced purchase decisions – and that for some children, higher prices for unhealthy snacks might motivate healthier choices. 

Besides parents, many actors such as schools, governments and food manufacturers influence and modify the consumption of energy-dense, nutrient-poor snack food among children through a multitude of venues ....

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