Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Encouraging healthy choices at the food pantry

A recent story on NPR talks about how the marketing practice of "nudging" can encourage food pantry clientele to choose healthier foods.

This did not surprise me at all.  In my thirty years of working in the food bank world, I consistently found that low-income people wanted healthy food, they just had few options to acquire it.  When we put those options in front of them, they jump at the chance to eat healthier.