Cafeteria at Google's New York City Office Inspires Employees to Eat Healthy

by Savitha C Muppala on  January 29, 2013 at 6:00 PM Diet & Nutrition News
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The cafeteria at Google's New York City is putting in efforts to help people eat healthy.

Like most everything in the search giant's office culture, the cafeteria was hyper-analyzed and re-engineered.
 Cafeteria at Google's  New York City Office Inspires Employees to Eat Healthy
Cafeteria at Google's New York City Office Inspires Employees to Eat Healthy
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ABC News cited example of research showing people tending to pile up on the first thing they see, so the salad bar was moved to a prime real estate spot by the front entrance.

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According to the report, the search giant had also put up green tags that indicate low-calorie food, yellow tags for moderate-sized portions and red tags for pastas and desserts.

The healthy nudges began when Google employees started complaining that they were gaining weight, the report said.

So plates and take-out containers were swapped out for smaller sizes to "nudge" smaller portions, further encouraged by a posted sign that read, "People who take big plates tend to eat more," the report added.

According to the report, desserts weren't taken away, but moved to the far corner of the cafeteria.

Here, servings can be consumed in three bites, enough to satisfy a craving but not be a diet buster, the report added.

Source: ANI
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