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Nudged to the Produce Aisle By a Look in the Mirror


Health & Wellness  (tags: diet, health, food, nutrition, humans, interesting, research, study, society, prevention )

Carrie
- 396 days ago - nytimes.com
He looked down at his grocery cart and felt quite a different tug. Inside the front of the buggy, hooked onto its red steel frame, was a mirror. It stretched nearly a foot across, and as Mr. Pulido gripped the cart a little more tightly, it filled...



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Danuta Watola (1205)
Saturday August 31, 2013, 5:25 am
noted
 

Alexandra Rodda (176)
Saturday August 31, 2013, 6:06 am
Nudge, nudge, not too soft, not too hard, said Goldilocks. This is just right.
In this instance it is for good, but the same strategy can be applied to anything.
 

Elizabeth M. (67)
Saturday August 31, 2013, 10:53 am
Noted. Kind of a good strategy by these two scientists,
 

Michael Kirkby (85)
Saturday August 31, 2013, 12:11 pm
9/10 times I go in and buy only what I want. I generally go to two or three different stores for what I want.
 

Vivian B. (154)
Saturday August 31, 2013, 12:59 pm
This a very revealing article. So many mind games by the food suppliers! Seems like they are trying to hypnotize us every time we go to the store! Seems like an evil scientist at work! No wonder people are so overweight! They have been playing these mind games for decades and we are the guinea pigs!
I have found that the smaller plate thing works wonderfully! I have lost over 50 lbs. using a smaller plate! You eat with your eyes first!
 

Anna Dayton (1)
Saturday August 31, 2013, 2:18 pm
cool idea. all grocery carts should have mirrors. and be much smaller.
 

Birgit W. (145)
Saturday August 31, 2013, 3:59 pm
Thanks.
 

GGmaSheila D. (171)
Saturday August 31, 2013, 6:16 pm
Very ineresting, especially the big green arrows. Thanks.
 

Veronica C. (43)
Saturday August 31, 2013, 6:52 pm
People know what they look like in the mirror. People know what they should be eating. We don't need our shopping carts to tell us. We know when we eat wrong, over eat, and when our clothes get tight. The grocery carts do not need mirrors! Besides, the way carts get thrown around, they'd be broken in no time.
 

Jason S. (57)
Saturday August 31, 2013, 7:38 pm
Good posting, thanks
 

Dale O. (190)
Saturday August 31, 2013, 8:17 pm
No, I don't want smaller grocery carts because there are various non-edible grocery items that I have to purchase. I grow my own veggies and avoid the unhealthy stuff. Plus, I don't have much patience for shopping so am in and out as fast as is possible without lingering glances at things that I don't want or need.
 

Winn Adams (192)
Saturday August 31, 2013, 8:35 pm
If it were only that simple . . . .
 

Katie D. (84)
Saturday August 31, 2013, 10:16 pm
Interesting a Mirror in the Carts! I think it would make you think twice what you do buy!
And when it gets filled up the mirror QUIT!! You have enough for this trip!
THANK YOU
 

JL A. (275)
Saturday August 31, 2013, 10:41 pm
If you perimeter shop you can avoid most of the loss leader unhealthy displays and will cover everything that is fresh or freshly baked.
 

Julie W. (21)
Sunday September 1, 2013, 2:05 am
Don't shop without a list. And never shop when you're hungry!
 

Jonathan Harper (0)
Sunday September 1, 2013, 2:10 am
noted
 

. (0)
Sunday September 1, 2013, 10:19 am
Very interesting. Thanks for sharing, Carrie.
 

Dave C. (214)
Sunday September 1, 2013, 11:40 am
interesting. thanks
 

monka blank (77)
Sunday September 1, 2013, 11:53 am
very interesting, although I know that the products you mostly need like milk, bread etc. are always situated in the back, where as sweets and alcohol are at the front. Prices ending with a 9 or 99, I'm so tired of it. If it says 3.99, I count "4", not "3" !!
Plus I agree with Julie W. :"never shop when you're hungry, or without a list "!!!
 

monka blank (77)
Sunday September 1, 2013, 11:56 am
Also a star for Dale O."Plus, I don't have much patience for shopping so am in and out as fast as is possible without lingering glances at things that I don't want or need."
 

Betty Kelly (2)
Sunday September 1, 2013, 7:56 pm
Sounds like some good ideas that could be good for the general public.
 
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