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Nudge-it is an multi-disciplinary European research project studying new ways of establishing and reinforcing healthy eating habits. Join us to learn about eating, appetite and obesity.

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  • Week 1: Evidence. The major aim of this course is to explore the evidence base for obesity science - what we know and what we don’t know. We'll highlight how the evidence sometimes contradicts commonly-held beliefs. 
  • Week 2: Physiology. Exploring the neurobiological and hormonal control of appetite. How the environment interacts with our physiology to influence food choice.
  • Week 3: Psychology. The psychological control of appetite. How cognition influences food choice.
  • Week 4: Stress. How early-life experience influences food choice in later life. Stress and emotional eating.
  • Week 5: Economics. How behavioural economics may deliver new ways of changing choice behaviour. Food insecurity and health inequities.

EU logo and statement. The research leading to these results has received funding from the European Union's Seventh Framework programme for research, technological development and demonstration under grant agreement n*607310
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  • John Menzies - Centre for Integrative Physiology
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