Pass the Chicken Tenders: Impacts of External Eating Cues on College Students’ Food Consumption
While people are often well-educated on the nutritious aspects of healthy eating, they are generally unaware of the fact that external cues (e.g. eating with others or in the presence of media, such as TV) lead to greater consumption of food. Additionally, preparing and eating food with other people often aids students in making more nutritious food choices. College students must therefore be made more aware of the effects that their eating contexts have on their food consumption, and should be encouraged to prepare and eat food with other students.