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Judith E. Brown
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Judith E. Brown
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Textbook Problem

Which of the following is NOT a behavioral economics strategy to improve food choices?

a. Competitive pricing of healthy foods

b. Hanging MyPlate posters in the cafeteria

c. Placing fruit in attractive bowls

d. Creating quick food lines that offer salads and vegetarian entrees

Summary Introduction

Introduction: Behavioural economic strategies are based on the principle that food choices of individuals are based on perception of the food rather than the knowledge of healthy food choices. With the advent of innovations in advertisements ruling the market, people often tend to incline to decisions based on instinct rather than rational thinking.

Explanation

Reason for the correct answer.

Option b. is given as “Hanging MyPlate posters in the cafeteria”

Hanging MyPlate posters in the cafeteria does not influence the decision-making criteria of individuals for food choices, as they usually opt for food that is based on their perception rather than knowledge.

Hence, option b. is correct.

Reasons for the incorrect answer.

Option a. is given as “Competitive pricing of healthy foods”.

Competitive pricing of healthy food increases the probability of individuals buying healthy food over other food items available to them. Therefore, it is one of the behavioral economics strategies to improve food choices.

Hence, option a. is a wrong answer...

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