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Promoting Healthful Foods: Could Water be the Answer?


  • Cornwell, T. Bettina
  • McAlister, Anna R.


Food consumption choice rather than simply food consumption knowledge is now considered important in better understanding the unfolding obesity epidemic. In this paper, crossdisciplinary research examines food and drink combining. A survey-based pilot study examines the food and drink pairing preferences of young adults and shows strong preferences exist. A laboratory study with young children finds food consumption is not influenced by the child’s fussiness but is influenced by the drink accompaniment. Both palate preference and associative learning are explored as mechanisms driving the effects of drink context on food consumption.

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  • Cornwell, T. Bettina & McAlister, Anna R., 2012. "Promoting Healthful Foods: Could Water be the Answer?," 2012 AAEA/EAAE Food Environment Symposium 123533, Agricultural and Applied Economics Association.
  • Handle: RePEc:ags:aaeafe:123533

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    1. R. Venkatesh & Wagner Kamakura, 2003. "Optimal Bundling and Pricing under a Monopoly: Contrasting Complements and Substitutes from Independently Valued Products," The Journal of Business, University of Chicago Press, vol. 76(2), pages 211-232, April.
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