Guiding Stars Influences Perception of Healthy Food Choices at a 4-Year University
Point-of-purchase nutrition information has the potential to help consumers make informed, healthful food choices.1 Traffic lights,2 stars,3,4 Eat Smart,5 The Right Stuff!,6 and Choices7 are all examples of nutrition information creatively embedded into visual labeling systems. Not all labels are effective in their ability to change food purchasing and/or consumption behaviors.2-7 In their review of 31 studies on the effectiveness of calorie labeling at point-of-purchase settings, Kiszko et al8 concluded that calorie labels were not consistently effective in reducing calories purchased and/or consumed, whereas Long et al9 found only a slight (18 kcal/meal) reduction in calories ordered when menus were labeled with calories.
Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior
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Carey, Gale B. et al. Guiding Stars Influences Perception of Healthy Food Choices at a 4-Year University. Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior (Article In Press). https://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jneb.2017.05.339
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