Aug 12th 2010 By Jeremy Taylor
Our happy hour fact to amaze your drinking buddies with.
Designating a part of a shopping cart specifically for fruits and vegetables boost purchase of these healthy foods.
Researchers from New Mexico State University
's College of Business used a strip of duct tape to make a line through the middle of shopping carts in a Las Cruces, N.M., grocery store.
They also posted a sign on each cart that recommended that fruits and vegetables be placed on one side of the line. Shoppers who had one of the special carts bought 102 percent more fruits and veggies than those who had regular carts.
Despite the change in shopping habits, the special carts didn't change the amount of overall money the shoppers were spending.
While this study could be probably be used to help make America less fat, we suspect, instead, we will soon see a Coca-Cola section
in our shopping carts.