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June 2018

Expression of Concern: “Consequences of Belonging to the ‘Clean Plate Club’” and “Preordering School Lunch Encourages Better Food Choices by Children” by Brian Wansink

Author Affiliations
  • 1JAMA and the JAMA Network, Chicago, Illinois
JAMA Pediatr. 2018;172(6):522. doi:10.1001/jamapediatrics.2018.0940

We are issuing a Notice of Expression of Concern for these 2 articles1,2 published in JAMA Pediatrics and all articles published in JAMA and the JAMA Network specialty journals3-6 that include Brian Wansink, PhD, as an author. These Notices of Expression of Concern are to alert the scientific community to the ongoing concerns about the validity of these publications. We have communicated with Cornell University and Dr Wansink, and we have requested that Cornell University conduct an independent evaluation of the articles to determine whether the results are valid or not.

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Corresponding Author: Howard Bauchner, MD, Editor in Chief, JAMA and the JAMA Network, 330 N Wabash Ave, Chicago, IL 60611 (howard.bauchner@jamanetwork.org).

Published Online: April 13, 2018. doi:10.1001/jamapediatrics.2018.0940

Wansink  B, Payne  C, Werle  C.  Consequences of belonging to the “clean plate club”.  Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med. 2008;162(10):994-995. doi:10.1001/archpedi.162.10.994PubMedGoogle ScholarCrossref
Hanks  AS, Just  DR, Wansink  B.  Preordering school lunch encourages better food choices by children.  JAMA Pediatr. 2013;167(7):673-674. doi:10.1001/jamapediatrics.2013.82PubMedGoogle ScholarCrossref
Wansink  B, Cheney  MM.  Super Bowls: serving bowl size and food consumption.  JAMA. 2005;293(14):1727-1728. doi:10.1001/jama.293.14.1727PubMedGoogle ScholarCrossref
Wansink  B, Tal  A, Shimizu  M.  First foods most: after 18-hour fast, people drawn to starches first and vegetables last.  Arch Intern Med. 2012;172(12):961-963. doi:10.1001/archinternmed.2012.1278PubMedGoogle ScholarCrossref
Tal  A, Wansink  B.  Fattening fasting: hungry grocery shoppers buy more calories, not more food.  JAMA Intern Med. 2013;173(12):1146-1148. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2013.650PubMedGoogle ScholarCrossref
Tal  A, Zuckerman  S, Wansink  B.  Watch what you eat: action-related television content increases food intake.  JAMA Intern Med. 2014;174(11):1842-1843. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2014.4098PubMedGoogle ScholarCrossref