Anouk Mesch's research while affiliated with Wageningen University & Research and other places

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A healthy diet is important for optimal child growth and development. School-based opportunities to encourage children to achieve healthy eating behaviors should be explored. Nutrition education programs can provide school children with classroom-based nutrition education and access to fruits and vegetables (FV). However, the effectiveness of speci...
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Background: Risk visualizations are often employed to support risk communication. However, their effectiveness in communication of single absolute risks remains unclear. We investigated the effectiveness of risk visualizations in conveying verbatim knowledge of single absolute risks among the general population. Methods: Randomly sampled members...

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... These concepts of personal and external food environment domain are explained in more detail in the previous chapter (Chapter 3). Similar to the results of a few studies with similar set-ups, but exclusively in high income countries (Bartlett et al., 2013;Micha et al., 2018;Verdonschot et al., 2020), we found that providing access to healthy food in the school environment could be a good way to raise children's healthy food consumption, without a substitution effect between fruit provision at school and home fruit consumption. The findings add to the discussion in Chapter 3 about increasing availability of healthy foods not only the community, but also in the school environment. ...
... 55 Graphs have sometimes been shown to be suited best to convey the essential aspects of the information (i.e., gross-level information), 56,57 bottom-line meaning, or gist, 58 whereas numerical representations can be better suited to convey more precise aspects of the information (i.e., detailed-level information or verbatim). 56,59,60 The value of visual displays can thus depend on the risk communication goal; a potential weakness of visual displays is that people may focus more on the pattern of data than the precise values, if that is the main objective. For instance, patients presented with a bar graph may make gist-based judgments by comparing the heights of bars and only pay attention to specific numerical details if reminded. ...