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Podcast Topic: Addiction & Food


The Leading Voices in Food

Podcast Topic: Addiction & Food

Podcast - Gearhardt - AddictionE18: Ashley Gearhardt on Food Addiction and You…Yes, You.

March 4, 2019

Can some foods have addictive properties? We all have cravings for some things–chocolate, let’s say? But can food really hijack the brain much as happens with classic substances of abuse? And are foods engineered by the food industry in ways that trigger addictive like reactions in the brain? Such are the questions being asked by Dr. Ashley Gearhardt. She is an associate professor of psychology and the clinical science area at the University of Michigan and a leading researcher in the field of food and the brain, food, and addiction in particular.

Related podcasts: Addiction & Food | Childhood Obesity | Food Industry Behavior & Marketing | Obesity | Ultra-processed Food & Additives |


Sara Bleich Menu LabelingE16: Sara Bleich on Menu Labeling, Marketing and Public Health

February 28, 2019

Do you make better food choices when you see calorie counts listed on restaurant menus? Do you think food stamp recipients should be able to buy unhealthy foods, like sugary drinks? And what role should the government play in our food choices? We’ll explore these questions on The Leading Voices in Food with Dr. Sara Bleich.

Related podcasts: Addiction & Food | Advocacy & Food | Food Industry Behavior & Marketing | Food Policy | Food, Psychology & Neuroscience | Obesity |