Improving Eating Habits

A Stimulus-Control Approach to Lifestyle Change
  • William M. Beneke
  • Jerry G. Vander Tuig
Part of the Applied Clinical Psychology book series (NSSB)


Health and well-being are fundamental to improving the human condition, and eating habits are an important component of wellness. Relationships between diet and health are well established (Jeffery, 1988; Frazao, 1994; National Research Council, National Academy of Sciences, 1989). Vitamin and mineral deficiencies and the diseases that they cause are rare in the United States today. Most nutrition-related health problems now result from dietary excess, and that will be the primary focus of this chapter. Currently, five of the ten leading causes of death in the United States (coronary heart disease, certain types of cancers, strokes, non-insulin-dependent diabetes mellitus, and atherosclerosis) are associated with diet. Together these nutrition-related health problems account for nearly two thirds of the deaths that occur in the United States.


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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 1996

Authors and Affiliations

  • William M. Beneke
    • 1
  • Jerry G. Vander Tuig
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Social and Behavioral SciencesLincoln UniversityJefferson CityUSA
  2. 2.Cooperative ResearchLincoln UniversityJefferson CityUSA

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