¿Pueden los jóvenes en la escuela tentarse de comprar refrigerios más saludables combiando la Dinámica de elección en una cafetería? El artículo fue presentado en el 21º Congreso Internacional de Nutrición (IUNS) celebrado en la Ciudad de Buenos Aires, del 15 al 20 de octubre de 2017. Obtuvo el premio Dr. Pedro Escudero

Translated title of the contribution: Can young people at school be nudged to buy more healthy snacks by changing the choice dynamics in a cash cafeteria? : The paper draws on data presented at the IUNS 21st International Congress

Bent Egberg Mikkelsen, Peter Clement Lund, Anders Ebbestrup Malling, Annette Quinto Romani

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Objectives: the aim of this study was to examine if influencing food choice dynamics by slightly altering the choice architecture by relocating and re-exposing the healthy option could increase sales of healthy snacks among young people in vocational school canteens.

Materials and methods: a healthy eating intervention was developed for young people in canteens of 13 vocational schools. The subjects attending is mainly young men between 16 and 19 years of age. A healthy snack pack not previously offered was developed. The intervention targeted the access to healthy snacks using 2 environmental change strategies. Salience of the healthy snack pack was increased and customers were re-exposed to the healthy option more places. Sales data were collected pre/post test by canteen staff according to a protocol agreed with management canteens.

Results: the results showed that significantly more students chose the healthy snacks when measured follow up after the intervention compared to baseline before. Sales of the unhealthy snacks did not change significantly.
Original languageSpanish
JournalActualización en Nutrición
Issue number2
Pages (from-to)52-54
Number of pages3
Publication statusPublished - 2 Jun 2018


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