Grants & Research
Grant Opportunities for Researchers
The Cornell Center for Behavioral Economics in Child Nutrition Programs (BEN Center) is pleased to announce the release of the 2014 Request for Proposal (RFP). This is an annual award program that seeks to support research involving the applications of behavioral economics in child nutrition programs, particularly those focusing on the National School Lunch Program. University faculty, senior research associates, post-doctoral fellows or doctoral candidates (doctoral candidates must apply with their faculty advisor as a Co-PI on the proposal) interested in applying must submit a letter of intent no later than Tuesday, January 21st, 2014. For complete details of the application and award process, please click here to download the RFP.
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- John List, PhD, and Anya Savikhin, PhD - University of Chicago.
"Using Behavioral Economics to Improve Child Food Choice: The Impact of Informational Signals" Abstract
- Alice Ammerman, Dr., PhD., and RD - University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
"Taste Texting: A Pre-Order System for Fresh and Healthy High School Lunch" Abstract
- Joseph Price, PhD - Brigham Young University.
"Balancing the Tradeoffs of Different Nudges Designed to Increase Healthy Eating at School"Abstract
- Helen Jensen, PhD - Iowa State University.
"Building Healthy Habits in Social Networks: Making Fruits and Vegetables a Popular Choice during the School Lunch"Abstract
- Trigger Foods: The Influence of "Irrelevant" Alternatives in School Lunchrooms
- Healthy convenience: nudging students toward healthier choices in the lunchroom (Also in pdf, or full text form).
- Could Behavioral Economics Help Improve Diet Quality for Nutrition Assistance Program Participants?
- Using Behavioral Economics to Improve Meal Selection
- How descriptive food names bias sensory perceptions in restaurants
- The Name Game
- Small Steps Towards a Smarter Lunchroom: A Case Study
- When Nudging in the Lunch Line Might Be a Good Thing