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How Food Ads Get Into Our Brains, And What We Can Do To Avoid Mindless Eating


If you’re one of the many millions of Americans who put some version of “eat better” on your New Years resolutions list, food advertising, as well as the way your home and workplace are designed, may be working against you.

Here & Now’s Jeremy Hobson talks to Brian Wansink, director of the Food and Brand Lab at Cornell University and author of “Mindless Eating: Why We Eat More Than We Think,” and “Slim by Design: Mindless Eating Solutions for Everyday Life,” about the myriad ways food ads affect what and how we eat, and what we can do about it.


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