Host: Paul Finglas
Dr Tamara Bucher, University of Newcastle, Australia will present a Food & Health ISP/FDNC seminar: “Using fake foods and augmented reality technology to investigate consumer portion size choice and other dietary determinants”
Research involving food is often limited by practical issues such as high costs, limited availability of suitable infrastructure and the effort of preparing food and its subsequent waste and spoilage. The fake food buffet (FFB) is a validated method that was developed to overcome these limitations and to investigate food choice behaviour and nudging under well-controlled environmental conditions. Meanwhile the method is established in several laboratories and has been used to study the effect of various nudges, nutrition information and social influences on food choice.
In this seminar I will present an advanced version of the fake food buffet, the FFB 2.0, which allows investigating daily food choice under controlled laboratory conditions. The FFB 2.0 contains 159 food items representing a nutritionally balanced selection of foods typically consumed throughout the day. The buffet contains a variety of snack and convenience foods, beverages and sauces to represent a common diet. All foods are linked to a nutrient database, allowing experimenters to estimate energy, micro- and macro nutrient selection. Features and applications of the FFB 2.0 will be discussed and data from a study in which fake foods are combined with augmented reality technology will be presented.
Please follow this link for Tamara’s career summary: https://www.newcastle.edu.au/profile/tamara-bucher#career
If you would like to meet with Tamara while she is here please contact Olivia.firstname.lastname@example.org
All are welcome to attend this Food and Health ISP/Food Databanks National Capability (FDNC) seminar