Grant for $198,940 looks at food picks
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.