Grocery Shopping Tips

The grocery store can feel like an overwhelming maze of choices and temptations. At the Cornell Food and Brand Lab, we study shopping behavior and identify simple strategies for making the healthiest choices easy so that you can leave the store feeling confident in the foods that you selected to feed your family.

Below are a few, research based tips for your next trip to the grocery store.


Despite #NewYearsResolutions, we tend to buy the most food after the first of the year. #MindlessEating #Cornell Nudges 

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To avoid tossing expired food, make frequent trips to the store instead of buying foods in bulk #SlimbyDesign #CornellNudges

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Eating a piece of fruit before you shop can prime you to buy more fruits and vegetables #SlimbyDesign #CornellNudges

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