‘We’re aiming for top position on the podium’: Team Canada chef de mission

She may be Team Canada’s leader at the 2018 Winter Games, but Isabelle Charest says she feels more like a “big sister” to the athletes competing in Pyeongchang.

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Food cues undermine healthy eating choices

Obesity has become a major health issue due to the current ‘obesogenic’ environment in which unhealthy food is both easy and cheap to purchase. As a result, many (government) organisations encourage healthy eating habits among the general public by providing information on healthy diets. Nevertheless, when people encounter stimuli that they have learned to associate with certain snacks, they tend to choose those products, even when they know these are unhealthy. This is the finding of research carried out by psychologists Aukje Verhoeven, Poppy Watson and Sanne de Wit from the University of Amsterdam (UvA).

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