Color Can Improve Eating Habits

(Tip # 12)
Contributed By: Caregiver Aimee
Color Can Improve Eating Habits

The use of color and contrast can be beneficial to those with poor vision and/or cognitive issues. A Boston University study by Alice Cronin-Golomb, PhD. found that the color red can increase the intake of food and liquids, helping to maintain weight and hydration. The contrast helps diners to recognize plates and glasses, as well as specific foods. We add a placemat of a lighter, solid color to make the plate stand out even more.
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