A study happening now at Ohio State aims to find out whether the way we organize our food affects our health.
Last Thursday, two friendly researchers from the Cholesterol, Health, Eating, Food and Stress, or “CHEFS at Home” study arrived at my home. They surveyed the layout of the food storage areas and measured how far I usually walk to get something to eat.
They quizzed me on what I had eaten the day before, then took an inventory of the food in the refrigerator, freezer, and cupboards. We keep some non-perishables out in the garage, so I showed them that pantry, too.
It’s funny—I was nervous to let them see my kitchen. But I needn’t have worried. They only looked inside the cupboards that hold food. (I organized my dishes, pots and pans for nothing.) The main point: I didn’t move anything from where I normally keep it. I just cleaned and tidied for my own personal comfort.
This is the first study of its kind, and only 100 central Ohio residents will be selected to participate. To be one of them, contact Victoria Lee at (614) 688-3895 or send email to firstname.lastname@example.org. You’ll receive two Target gift cards totaling $50 for your trouble.