About Us

At UB's Nutrition and Health Research Laboratory, we study the relationships among eating behavior, health and growth across the lifespan.  

Our current studies include investigating the impact of repeated snack food intake on health and growth in teens from lower income households and exploring the use of financial planning as a tool to reduce food insecurity.

Past studies have explored the effects of soda additives on beverage preferences, working memory and salivation as well as determining the effects of aerobic exercise on food reinforcement, the relationship between ingredients in sports drinks and one's perception toward exercise, the factors that influence food reinforcement in obese and non-obese adults, and the effects of chewing gum on eating habits.

  • About Our Director
    A neurobiologist by training, Jennifer L. Temple, PhD, became interested in factors that impact human ingestive behavior and wanted to explore why we eat what we eat.
  • Contact Us
    We're happy to answer questions about our studies, including how students can participate in hands-on research opportunities.