Over the past 40 years, the field of behavioral economics has emerged to explain why humans make irrational decisions. We talk with one of the pioneers of the field to find out what’s behind the choices we make, and how we can use this knowledge for good.
Mac and cheese on Monday, French fries on Tuesday and chicken fingers on Wednesday. If this sounds like the menu at your house, you may be wondering how to help your picky eater become more adventurous — and healthier. We’ll talk about why kids can be so averse to some foods, and how to transform your tot into a budding gourmet.
- Penny Glass Developmental Psychologist at Children’s National Medical Center
- Nancy Tringali Piho Author, "My Two Year Old Eats Octopus: Raising Children who Love to Eat Everything" (Bull Publishing, Boulder); President of Nancy Tringali Associates, a Washington-based communications agency that specializes in the food industry
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