Tempting foods and the affordability axiom: Food cues change beliefs about the costs of healthy eating

@article{Hill2016TemptingFA,
  title={Tempting foods and the affordability axiom: Food cues change beliefs about the costs of healthy eating},
  author={Sarah E Hill and Kaily Baskett and Hannah K. Bradshaw and Marjorie L. Prokosch and Christopher Rodeheffer},
  journal={Appetite},
  year={2016},
  volume={107},
  pages={274-279}
}
Many consumers report that healthy eating is more expensive than unhealthy eating (the affordability axiom). We hypothesize that endorsement of this belief may be driven by the motivation to eat unhealthy foods. We tested this hypothesis in three studies. Study 1 revealed that the affordability axiom is associated with poorer eating habits and higher Body Mass Index (BMI). Study 2 found that the presence of a tasty food cue in the environment increased endorsement of affordability axiom. Study… CONTINUE READING
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