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November 2018

Notice of Retraction: “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(11):1017. doi:10.1001/jamapediatrics.2018.3747

On May 8, 2018, notices of Expression of Concern1-3 were published regarding articles published in JAMA Pediatrics,4,5JAMA,6 and JAMA Internal Medicine,7-9 that included Brian Wansink, PhD, as author. At that time, Cornell University was contacted and was requested to conduct an independent evaluation of the articles to determine whether the results are valid.

Cornell University has notified JAMA that based on their investigation they are unable to provide assurances regarding the scientific validity of the 6 studies. Their response states: “We regret that, because we do not have access to the original data, we cannot assure you that the results of the studies are valid.” Therefore, the 6 articles reporting the results of these studies that were published in JAMA Pediatrics,4,5JAMA,6 and JAMA Internal Medicine,7-9 are hereby retracted.

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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: September 19, 2018. doi:10.1001/jamapediatrics.2018.3747

Bauchner  H.  Expression of concern: “Consequences of Belonging to the ‘Clean Plate Club’” and “Preordering School Lunch Encourages Better Food Choices by Children” by Brian Wansink.  JAMA Pediatr. 2018;172(6):522. doi:10.1001/jamapediatrics.2018.0940PubMedGoogle ScholarCrossref
Bauchner  H.  Expression of concern: Wansink B, Cheney MM. Super Bowls: Serving Bowl Size and Food Consumption. JAMA. 2005;293(14):1727-1728.  JAMA. 2018;319(18):1869. doi:10.1001/jama.2018.4908PubMedGoogle ScholarCrossref
Bauchner  H.  Expression of concern: “First Foods Most: After 18-Hour Fast, People Drawn to Starches First and Vegetables Last,” “Hungry Grocery Shoppers Buy More Calories, Not More Food,” and “Watch What You Eat: Action-Related Television Content Increases Food Intake” by Brian Wansink.  JAMA Intern Med. 2018;178(8):1015. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2018.1986PubMedGoogle ScholarCrossref
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