Menus of Change University Research Collaborative Media

The first multi-site study in the MCURC’s groundbreaking behavioral research model was published on October 2, 2019. We invite members of the media to utilize the materials in the DISH Study Press Kit. Materials include engaging summaries of the key findings, information about the Collaborative overall, as well as two resources detailing practical implementation strategies for anyone who influences what other people eat—from restaurant and foodservice professionals to parents.

DISH Study Press Kit 

Press Contacts:

For questions regarding the research, please contact the lead author of the study, Dr. Brad Turnwald (, postdoctoral scholar at the Stanford University Department of Psychology, or Dr. Alia Crum (, senior author of the study and Director of the Mind & Body Lab at the Stanford University Department of Psychology.

For questions regarding the Menus of Change University Research Collaborative, please contact Sophie Egan, Co-Director of the MCURC and Director of Health and Sustainability Leadership/Editorial Director for Strategic Initiatives at The Culinary Institute of America (