5 European eating habits Americans should adopt

By Charlotte Markey, Ph.D., U.S. News contributor

I recently spent a week in Belgium and France with my husband, children and 23 students from my “psychology of eating” class at Rutgers University–Camden. This wasn’t my first such trip, and I’ve been lucky enough to go to Europe a half dozen times in the last few years. And yet, each trip I’m struck by how Europeans view food — and actually eat. Let’s just say it’s a lot different from Americans, who, by no coincidence, are far more likely to be overweight and obese. Here’s what we can learn from our friends overseas — you may reap some health benefits by following suit:

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