Health messages in dodgy new proverbs

The plan was good, it was the execution that let him down. A Toronto researcher came up with the idea of spreading positive health messages by creating new proverbs. Unfortunately the ones he came up with are mostly a bit dodgy.

One was: “A tri-colour meal is a good deal.” Call me a cynic but I just can’t see it catching on. I’m sticking with Seneca’s dictum: “To wish to be well is a part of becoming well.” But I’m not claiming the kids will be chanting it by next week.

> From Science Daily

About the author

Dr Jeremy Dean is a psychologist and the author of PsyBlog and His latest book is "Making Habits, Breaking Habits: How to Make Changes That Stick". You can follow PsyBlog by email, by RSS feed, on Twitter and Google+.

Published: 28 January 2005

Text: © All rights reserved.

Images: Creative Commons License