Readings on Stress Eating and the Role of Story Telling from our Think Tank Faculty Members

Jane Black, “How Google Got Its Employees to Eat Their Vegetables: The tech giant is engineering a way to encourage its employees to eat healthier – and it might just help the rest of the country.” 2/6/20. (Our Think Tank faculty will include Chavanne Hanson, MPH, RD, Food Choice Architecture and Nutrition Manager, Google)

“According to one study, people experiencing a “high cognitive load” – a fair description of many Googlers – are significantly more likely to choose an unhealthy snack (cake) over a healthy one (fruit) when hungry.”…”Over the past five years, the company has taken a typically Google-ish approach to the food it serves – methodical, iterative – to create the largest and most ambitious real-world test of how to nudge people to make healthier choices at mealtime.”

Crystal Park (Think Tank faculty member) and Juliane Fenster,  “Stress-Related Growth: Predictors of Occurrence and Correlates with Psychological Adjustment,” March 2004, Journal of Social and Clinical Psychology 23(2):195-215.

Lisa Penney (Think Tank faculty member), “Under stress at work? Just remember: Don’t believe what you think.” Ted Talks, Business, Feb. 5, 2020.

Toni Falcone, Blog: “4 Ways to Change your Thoughts and Relieve Depression.” 

Harvard Mental Health Letter“Why stress causes people to overeat: Stress eating can ruin your weight loss goals – the key is to find ways to relieve stress without overeating.” February 2012.

Kira Newman, “What is the Best Diet for Mental Health?”  Greater Good Magazine, September 18, 2019.

Learning through Story Telling and Listening

Shawn McCann, Jody Barto, Nancy Goldman,  “Learning Through Story Listening,” American Journal of Health Promotion. March 2019.

Jessica Grossmeier,  Editor’s Desk, The Story Telling Issue, The Art of Health Promotion, March 2019.

Sara Johnson,  “The Unlimited Potential of Story Telling as a tool for Health Promotion,” The Art of Health Promotion, March 2019.

Carmine Gallo, “Story Telling to Inspire, Educate and Engage,” The Art of Health Promotion, March 2019.

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