🗓 Date: Friday April 9th, 7 pm CET
📌 Title: 30th ENDietS Free Webinar: Spillover Effects of a Food Choice Nudge in a Practical Environment
📝 Description: A nudge is “Any aspect of the choice architecture that alters people’s behaviour in a predictable way without forbidding any options or significantly changing their economic incentives. To count as a mere nudge, the intervention must be easy and cheap to avoid” (Thaler and Sunstein (2008, p. 6)). The Nudge Theory suggests cost-effective methods that have the potential to improve individuals’ healthy eating decisions, these methods are used as public health nutrition strategies. Yet this presentation won’t be about nudging, it will be about what happens after someone’s food choice was nudged - the spillover effect. Are people more likely to repeat the healthy food choice they made when nudged? Is it the opposite? Or it doesn’t have any influence at all? Recent research on the spillover effect of nudges suggests positive effects. However, it is important to consider that eating behaviour is very complex and influenced by many variables. Reflective cognitions as an intention to eat healthily and individuals’ characteristics as gender and body mass index may influence these spillover effects. This intervention study focused on getting insights into what happens in the day after someone’s snack choice was nudged.
🎧 Speaker: Iris Montez de Sousa comes from Portugal and she currently lives in the Netherlands. Iris Montez de Sousa is part of the ENDietS executive team as Secretary. She holds a Bachelor’s in Nutrition and Dietetics from Coimbra Health School in Portugal. During her Bachelor, she developed an interest in Nutrition and Health research. Later she completed a six-month minor “Creating Food Concepts in Europe” at Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences. Iris Montez de Sousa holds a Master’s in Nutrition and Health from Wageningen University and Research, in which she specialized in the field of Epidemiology and Public Health. She completed her thesis “Spillover Effects of a Food Choice Nudge in a Practical Environment” at Wageningen University.
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