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ob0001oc2.4 | (1) (2) | UKCO2019

Does exposure to socially endorsed images of food on social media affect our consumption of low and high energy dense foods?

Hawkins Lily K , Farrow Claire , Thomas Jason M

Background: Laboratory studies have demonstrated that exposure to social norm messages conveying the typical eating behaviour of others, can nudge participants to consume more low energy-dense (LED) and fewer high energy-dense (HED) snacks, both of which are desirable from an obesity perspective. In the digital age, it is plausible that social norms conveying what others are eating, and approve of eating, are communicated via social media, however, this has not been tested exp...