How is screen time altering American eating habits?
29 Aug 2019
How is screen time altering American eating habits?

TV is more than just America’s favourite pastime. On-demand services like Netflix and Hulu are devouring hours of people’s waking life, while other screen activities, such as watching YouTube and scrolling Instagram, are filling shorter gaps. So how is “zombie eating” changing the dining landscape?

Dr. Jane Ogden

With specializations in obesity management and nutrition, Dr. Jane Ogden is a professor and the director of the PhD psychology program at the University of Surrey in the UK. In 2012, she co-published a paper on distraction and the desire to eat.

Dr. Alice Julier

Dr. Alice Julier is an associate professor and food studies director at Chatham University’s Center for Regional Agriculture Food and Transformation. She is also the author of Eating Together: Food, Friendship, and Inequality.

Hugh Thomas

Hugh Thomas writes about food, beer, and sustainable farming for magazines and blogs. Also a researcher, he's produced reports and provided consultancy support for food brands such as McCain, PepsiCo, and Epicurean Events.