Two professors from Johns Hopkins University are publishing the results of their research about home cooking and nutrition in the journal Public Health Nutrition. Dr. Julia A. Wolfson and co-author Dr. Sara N. Bleich found that people who frequently cook meals at home eat healthier and consume fewer calories than those who cook less. Science Daily reports from its interview with Dr. Wolfson:

“The evidence shows people who cook at home eat a more healthy diet. Moving forward, it’s important to educate the public about the benefits of cooking at home, identify strategies that encourage and enable more cooking at home, and help everyone, regardless of how much they cook, make healthier choices when eating out.”

The researchers identified barriers to home cooking, including time and money.

You can read more about the research at Science Daily by clicking here.