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McGill University 's Laboratory for Natural and Simulated Cognition is conducting a research project on how people make food choices. The purpose of the study is to better understand the determinants of such choices.

 

It is an on-line study and will only take a few minutes of your time. Your participation would be greatly appreciated!

 

Note: this is the second phase of the study; even if you participated before, you are still welcome to do it again!

 

To participate, click here.

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The study asks me if I'm more likely to buy a yoghurt that tastes better but has more sugar, or a yoghurt that doesn't taste as good but has less sugar. I only buy plain yoghurt (no sugar at all) and spend good money to get the ones that taste the best. 

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Got out of the test after it insisted I state how much I earned.    O.t.o.h., I don't buy much joghurt--if any at all, and I don't buy barf-fast cereal either.  I dunno....

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post #4 of 8

So at the first 15 choices of food i had was either yogurt or cereal....

So i basically hardly eat cereal.... i prefer oats. 

 

Then yogurt isnt something i tend to eat more, so that survey was not even validable. 

 

What does my income have anything to do with it.... the fact is in my country we have reals (which is brazilian currency) obviously the value and circulation of currency differs then that of other countries....

 

Dont know what that survey was trying to prove, or how it helped you, but made almost no sense to me and at least the questions i aswered seemed senseless. 

 

I gave up after it asked me my waist measuements.... didnt feel like measuring late at night.....

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post #5 of 8
As another foreigner, I looked at the questionnaire, but don't eat processed cereals or any yoghurt that I don't make myself.

Badly designed questionnaire.
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Got out of the test after it insisted I state how much I earned.    O.t.o.h., I don't buy much joghurt--if any at all, and I don't buy barf-fast cereal either.  I dunno....


They ask those questions to get a better idea of the type of person taking the survey.

Accordingly people who have a higher income are usually more educated about things.....healthy eating etc......

 

I love plain yogurt and eat it daily. The types they offered in the survey all had extra sugar and or fruit.......

Why eat yogurt for it's health properties if it's going to contain all that extra stuff?

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They ask those questions to get a better idea of the type of person taking the survey.

Accordingly people who have a higher income are usually more educated about things.....healthy eating etc......

 

 

 

I don't understand....

 

Does this mean every Gr. 12 gradate who doesn't go on to college or University has finite knowledge, and isn't expected to educate him/herself about the food that they eat? For the rest of their lives?

 

Or does it mean that every college or University student has this knowledge?  Not just the Health Sciences students, but all students.  Is it required knowledge?  I've never sat for entrance exams to Political Science or Theology, is knowing what your daily sodium intake is on the test?  Or Civil engineers, is knowing which vitamins are water soluable and which are fat soluable and how this applies to daily nutrition, on the entrance exam ?

 

See, anecdotal evidence and personal experience tell me that the majority of College/Uni students nourish themselves from the following 4 food groups: Pizza, beer, K.D., and instant noodles.  Perhaps it is this very diet that gives them special knowledge?

 

Speaking of Pizza, was it the U.S Congress or the Senate that determined that one slice of pizza = 1 serving of fruit, and that 1 portion of fries = 1 serving of vegetables?  Maybe they are all university educated, but their nutritional knowledge leaves much to be desired.

 

Me, I get my nutritional knowledge from many sources, but mainly from the backs of food packages.  As a Chef and owner I need to know just as much--or even better, more--than the sales wrep trying to flog the products to me: Low fat Mozzerella should not be higher priced than reg. fat Mozz., sausages should not contain more than 25% of the daily recommended sodium intake.  But I am also responsible for the comfort and safety of my customers.  I know that Worcestershire Sc. has copious amounts of anchovies in it, I know that virtually every brand of chocolate contains small amounts of soy lecethin, that many dairy products contain barley-malt extract which itself contains gluten.  But just knowing this information is not enough, my staff need to know this, and they need to inform customers. 

 

I dunno about all of this...............

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I don't understand....

 

Does this mean every Gr. 12 gradate who doesn't go on to college or University has finite knowledge, and isn't expected to educate him/herself about the food that they eat? For the rest of their lives?

 

Or does it mean that every college or University student has this knowledge?  Not just the Health Sciences students, but all students.  Is it required knowledge?  I've never sat for entrance exams to Political Science or Theology, is knowing what your daily sodium intake is on the test?  Or Civil engineers, is knowing which vitamins are water soluable and which are fat soluable and how this applies to daily nutrition, on the entrance exam ?

 

See, anecdotal evidence and personal experience tell me that the majority of College/Uni students nourish themselves from the following 4 food groups: Pizza, beer, K.D., and instant noodles.  Perhaps it is this very diet that gives them special knowledge?

 

Speaking of Pizza, was it the U.S Congress or the Senate that determined that one slice of pizza = 1 serving of fruit, and that 1 portion of fries = 1 serving of vegetables?  Maybe they are all university educated, but their nutritional knowledge leaves much to be desired.

 

Me, I get my nutritional knowledge from many sources, but mainly from the backs of food packages.  As a Chef and owner I need to know just as much--or even better, more--than the sales wrep trying to flog the products to me: Low fat Mozzerella should not be higher priced than reg. fat Mozz., sausages should not contain more than 25% of the daily recommended sodium intake.  But I am also responsible for the comfort and safety of my customers.  I know that Worcestershire Sc. has copious amounts of anchovies in it, I know that virtually every brand of chocolate contains small amounts of soy lecethin, that many dairy products contain barley-malt extract which itself contains gluten.  But just knowing this information is not enough, my staff need to know this, and they need to inform customers. 

 

I dunno about all of this...............


I agree with you.

Surveys and the like are always extrapolated, so one really doesn't get the real facts anyway.

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