What Google’s Famous Cafeterias Can Teach Us About Health

Posted in: behavior change, health- Jul 13, 2011 No Comments

Vending machine priced by grams of fat, Google, San Jose, California.jpg
I attended the Wisdom 2.0 conference last year where the unconference was hosted at Google. I heard tell of these vending machines where price reflected the true cost to your health.
I am hesitant to deify Google, but this was yet another brilliant innovation on their part that should be replicated across America. #justsayin

 

The only place on the campus where employees pay for food is from a vending machine. The pricing strategy is based on nutrient content, again according to the Harvard pyramid plan.  For the vended products, you pay:

one cent per gram of sugar

two cents per gram of fat

four cents per gram of saturated fat

one dollar per gram of trans fat

Read on! What Google’s Famous Cafeterias Can Teach Us About Health – Marion Nestle – Life – The Atlantic.

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