Environmental cues shape behaviour, but few studies compare the impact of targeting healthier vs. less-healthy cues. We looked at whether 417 participants choose a healthier or less-healthy snack when offered one of the following selections: equal number of healthier and less-healthy options (2 of each); increased healthier options (6 healthier and 2 less-healthy); or increased less-healthy options (2 healthier and 6 less-healthy).
The website is live. More information here
“Misinformation, pseudoscience and the unhealthy commodity industries” by Professor Mark Petticrew from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine.
The history of industry misinformation is well-documented – particularly tobacco industry denial of the link between smoking and ill health. Similar misinformation strategies are commonly used by the alcohol, food, fossil fuel, pesticide and other industries. It has been suggested that this reflects a cross-industry “playbook” that such industries use to distract from their harms and to delay effective monitoring and regulation. In this talk, Professor Mark Petticrew will outline the strategies some industries are using to misinform us and consider how these can be combatted.