Many of us are familiar with bribes to get us to eat our vegetables when we were kids. It was either “you can have a yummy dessert if you eat your vegetables”… Or “you cannot have a yummy dessert if you don’t eat your vegetables”.
Is either option a good idea if the goal is to improve our intake of vegetables as adults? Probably not.
Today I look into positive and negative incentives to eat healthier and I cite some research studies that suggest both types of incentives can help if designed correctly.