Food advertising prevalent where children gather predominantly promotes fast food, sugar-sweetened beverages and candy.
Scientists have developed a way using a gene-blocking technique with tomatoes to make them a good vitamin D food source.
Substituting 20% of the meat we eat from cattle with microbial protein (mycoprotein) could halve deforestation and cut greenhouse gases.
A study found that food on social media highlighted eating or drinking nutritionally suspect foods and beverages.
Foods that have been previously classified as a GMO (genetically modified organism) will have a new symbol for “bioengineered” food.
The number of children who are overweight or obese would decrease by 3.6% and 4.6%, respectively, if TV ads for unhealthy foods were reduced.
Microgreens, the vegetables and herbs we garnish food with, are being heralded as a way to better meet nutritional needs of a growing planet.
Another strike against social media influence: Researchers found that time spent on social media increases alcohol consumption in youth.
Stuffing in food while doing something perceptually demanding makes it more difficult to notice fullness, potentially leading to overeating.
Food companies are increasingly choosing online advertising and social media for food marketing, including YouTube videos.
With more people using a virtual pushcart, it’s concerning to learn that marketing on online grocery platforms flaunt less-than-stellar choices.
Visiting social media outlets is a daily ritual for many. Among the online platforms, Facebook reigns with almost 2.5 billion active users every month. A research team turned to Facebook users to discover how social media influences eating habits.
Mobile phones are a cozy home for apps with a range of functions, from calling for a ride to recording diet and exercise histories.
Instagram’s billion active monthly users and 500 million active weekly users demand your attention. If you’re doing any marketing for your gym or fitness studio, it’s a platform you can’t afford to ignore.
But, being strong on the 'gram doesn’t have to dominate your time.
What has changed with customer service in the last decade, and certainly in the last five years? The intersection of customer service and technology. Nowadays, clients interact more with devices, apps and platforms than they do with a live person. In many instances, these online interactions make for rapid, efficient service.
Exercising in front of a television, computer screen or mobile device is nothing new. Since the advent of VHS tapes, fitness programs have offered users an opportunity to get their sweat on whenever they choose in the comfort of their home. Over the past several years, however, fitness facilities have leveraged new technology to offer virtual classes on-site in hopes of luring exercisers out of their living rooms and into the group exercise room.
Nutrition advice from social media “experts” is best viewed with a huge grain of Himalayan pink salt, says new research presented at this year’s European Congress on Obesity. British researchers at the University of Glasgow recently combed through popular U.K. nutrition and weight loss blogs to determine how much of the advice being dished out was trustworthy. The social media influencers were graded on transparency, nutritional soundness and use of research-backed references.
Being glued to your smartphone at night may not be so smart if you’re trying to stick to a healthy diet. In research presented at the 2019 conference of the Society for the Study of Ingestive Behavior, in the Netherlands, rats exposed at night to just 1 hour of blue light—the same type of light emitted by many digital devices like smartphones—consumed more sugar afterward than when they were not exposed to blue light at night.
As we become better informed about the potential pitfalls of too much screen time, findings in the Journal of Behavioral Medicine suggest that sitting in front of a computer to play a diet-focused game may drive people to trade in their candy for cauliflower!
Outstanding customer service has always been the number-one way to attract and retain customers, clients and members. In recent years, the notion of great customer service has changed as a result of high expectations from informed consumers. This switch has occurred in large part because people can “connect” with a company easily and quickly through a multitude of channels, both offline and online.