article in Environment & Behavior about
our likelihood to eat fruits and vegetables
based on their proximity and visibility to us.
class," said Creary. "We found people
ate more fruits when they were
close and visible, and only proximity
influenced the amount of vegeta-
bles people ate."
research comes at a time
when the health field is under
ual," said Privitera. "With rising
medical and insurance costs, the
question is how do we pay for this?
because that is a global concern."
start succeeding in the battle to
fight obesity, and that is where their
research might make the biggest impact.
tion because they recognized that grape-
fruit is sour and many children don't like
the taste of sour," said Privitera. "They
wanted us to find a way to get them to
like that taste.
their tastes had changed, they liked it,"
said Privitera. What they found was that
you reduce how often you dip you will
realize that you actually like them with-
out the dressing," said Privitera. It is
these changes that Privitera believes are
he insists he is not doing it alone. Along
with Creary, six other St. Bonaventure
graduates, and one senior, Chanel Free-
man, have co-authored articles with
here, I've published six peer-reviewed arti-
cles, each with a different student, plus
we have another project submitted for
publication. It's just been extraordinary."
that can be used to estimate the
amount of fat that people eat in their
Global Journal of Health Science.
Freeman, a psychology major with plans
to go into the health field. "This was my
first official paper so he helped me along
the way, and to get published, I was very
It gave me the opportunity to
elaborate on my research and
speak with other people who
were interested in the field
and took notice of our
research," said Freeman.
students that makes him an
asset to his psychology stu-
article, since I didn't have any
experience with that," said
biggest role is shaping their minds to
help them realize `this is all me, I can do
this.' That's empowering, because I was-
n't at that point when I headed to gradu-
graduate schools and careers after gradu-
ation, the world gets pathways toward
solutions to the global problem of obesi-
ty. Now, that's a win-win situation -- no
sugar coating necessary.
communications coordinator at the uni-
versity and has coached SBU's men's
rugby team since 2006.)