Harvard Study Reveals That Employees Choose Less Caloric Foods When Workplace Cafeterias Alter Their 'Choice Architecture'

July 23, 2019

HR Dive reports that the eating habits of workers at Massachusetts General Hospital changed when workplace cafeterias altered how they displayed food, according to a recent Harvard study. Since many people consume meals in the workplace, this data suggests that changing the "choice architecture" of cafeteria foods can have an impact on health and nutrition. The Harvard study noted that 5,500 employees at Massachusetts General Hospital experienced a 6.2 percent reduction in calories per transaction over 24 month. The full study is available here

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