Wednesday, October 13, 2010

USDA Hires Food Behavioral Scientists to Market Healthy Food in Schools

Posted By on Wed, Oct 13, 2010 at 7:00 AM

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It's time to start the mind games on the kiddies. The Associated Press gives a brief report that the U.S. Department of Agriculture is giving $2 million for food behavioral scientists to develop tricks to get kids to choose healthy food over junk in the cafeteria.

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