We’re Going To Attack Your Donut Eating On All Fronts

How Health Propaganda Will Play Out In the Years Ahead

As much as social scientists have learned about what drives people’s decision-making, we still haven’t found a silver bullet for changing people’s behavior. Yet at a panel co-presented by UCLA at MOCA Grand Avenue, public health scholars and policymakers agreed that it is possible to get people to make better health choices—if you give them time, and you engage them on several fronts.

Moderator David H. Freedman, a contributing editor at The Atlantic, asked the panelists if they could name the single most important, effective action we can take to get …