We’re sometimes asked if there are “article versions” of Mindless Eating that would be appropriate to hand out to a class.
For a general audience, Bonnie Leibman’s excellent Q&A article with me in the Nutrition Action Health Letter (March 2004) summarizes some of the studies in Chapters 3 and 4.
For a college or university audience, my favorite article is in the Annual Review of Nutrition. It covers most of the studies in Chapters 3-5. More importantly, it includes a review of the legion of great food behavior research by other scholars that I was unable to give full due to in Mindless Eating.
For a business and a public policy audience, the seeds for my Chapter 9 (“Fast Food Fever”) grew out of an article that Governor Mike Huckabee and I wrote when he was Chair of the National Governors Association. The article is titled “De-Marketing Obesity,” and it offers win-win-win advice for managers, consumers, and public policy officials.
For the other 6 chapters (The Mindless Margin, The Forgotten Food, The Name Game, In the Mood for Comfort Foods, Nutritional Gatekeepers, and Mindless Eating Better), we haven’t yet written summary chapters.