Test your food intelligence

Welcome! You are about to take a test on Lab in the Wild.

How good is your nutrition gut? Can you tell just by looking at a meal what percent of it is composed of fat?

The test typically takes 20 minutes to complete.

This study requires a laptop or a tablet. It will not work on a phone. The test may also not work properly on older versions of Internet Explorer. We apologize for not being able to support all browsers.

 

Meal Construction Test

Welcome! You are about to take a test on Lab in the Wild.

Can you create low carb meals that taste delicious?

In an increasingly ‘carb-avoiding world’, can you still eat delicious meals? Learn how good you are at finding low carb, yet delicious, replacements for high carb ingredients. Compare yourself to others!

The test typically takes 10 minutes to complete.

 

Please tell us a little bit about yourself. Why?

These questions are optional, but if you could answer at least the first four, that would really help us.

Have you taken this test before? (important)

How old are you? (important)

Compared to your family and friends,
how knowledgeable are you about nutrition? (important)

What is your gender? (important)

How often do you use a computer?

What is the highest level of education you have received or are pursuing?

In what country did you live most of your childhood?

In what country have you spent most of the past five years?



 

First we want to learn a little bit more about you in order to understand your personal decision style when choosing between options.



 

Instructions

You will be presented with 8 questions about meal design. For each, you will choose to replace the ingredient highest in carbs with an ingredient low in carbs, but similar in flavor.


Here is what a typical question looks like:

example of a question you will be asked in this test

Try to answer the questions as accurately as possible.

Great Job :)!

The main source of carbohydrates on this plate is: mashed potatoes.

Now for the real deal. It'll be the same as the practice you just took.

When you're ready, press next to begin the test!


Question out of

Question goes here

By replacing one of the ingredients, your goal is to make this meal a low carb meal while keeping its original flavor (as much as possible).

AI suggestion

The AI suggested replacing mashed potatoes with the following top 4 options by optimizing for flavor and nutrition goal:





 

How was your experience?



 

How mentally demanding was understanding how this AI makes decisions?

    Very high

 

Now, you will complete the second part of the test!

Instructions

As before, you will be presented with 8 questions about meal design. For each, you will choose to replace the ingredient highest in carbs with an ingredient low in carbs, but similar in flavor.


Here is what a typical question looks like:

example of a question you will be asked in this test

Try to answer the questions as accurately as possible.

 

You're halfway through! How was your experience?


 

Thank you for your participation!

Before we continue to the results, please answer the following two questions:

Did you encounter any technical difficulties or interruptions during this study?  


Did you cheat or in any way provide false information? If yes, how?  


Do you have any comments for the researcher? Questions, Suggestions, or Concerns?


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Overall, your answers matched those of the experts for out of the 16 meals.



On average, you reduced carbs of meals by % and your replacements shared on average % of the flavor molecules of the replaced ingredient.


For the same meals, our experts reduced carbs of meals by % and their replacements shared on average % of the flavor molecules of the replaced ingredient.


Other people, who took the same test, reduced carbs of meals by % and their replacements shared on average % of the flavor molecules of the replaced ingredient. Their answers matched those of the experts % of the time.

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Multitasking Test

How well can you multitask? Compare yourself to others by taking this test!
The test typically takes 10 minutes. Try it!

 

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