Grant for $198,940 looks at food picks

Northwest Arkansas Democrat-Gazette - - NORTHWEST ARKANSAS -

FAYET­TEVILLE — An eco­nomics pro­fes­sor at the Uni­ver­sity of Arkansas, Fayet­teville has won a $198,940 grant to study healthy food choices, ac­cord­ing to UA.

An­drew Brown­back and other re­searchers will re­cruit low-in­come shop­pers for the study funded by the Robert Wood John­son Foun­da­tion.

The foun­da­tion’s Ev­i­dence for Ac­tion pro­gram web­site states that the study will ex­am­ine de­ci­sions made by those en­rolled in the fed­eral Sup­ple­men­tal Nutri­tion As­sis­tance Pro­gram, which pro­vides as­sis­tance to low-in­come peo­ple.

The study will ex­am­ine whether “wait­ing pe­ri­ods” be­fore mak­ing choices can lead to health­ier de­ci­sions, ac­cord­ing to UA.

Brown­back is work­ing on the project with Alex Imas, a re­searcher at Carnegie Mel­lon Uni­ver­sity, and Michael Kuhn, a re­searcher at the Uni­ver­sity of Ore­gon.

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