Nutritional Education and Behavioral Science

Nutrition and education are interlinked with each other. The behavior of eating is important in nutrition through which nutrients enter the body and show their effects on physiology, metabolism and health. The nutrients which we intake in the form of food can show effects on our brain and can affect our behavior. The roles of culture and biology can determine what food people eat and their behavior; in turn behavioral science has made a huge contribution in defining the mechanisms responsible for food choice. Well described behavioral science involves the application of objective scientific principles to the study of eating behavior. In recent years, behavioral science has engaged with the fields of energy balance and physical activity.

  • Physical activity behavior
  • Intervention outcomes
  • Food environment