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Facts Up Front Versus Traffic Light Food Labels: A Randomized Controlled Trial

The U.S. food and beverage industry recently released a new front-of-package nutrition labeling system called “Facts Up Front” that will be used on thousands of food products. This article discusses the results of a randomized controlled study to test consumer understanding of the Facts Up Front system compared to the Multiple Traffic Light system. The More

Date: August 2012

Resource Type: Journal Article

Focus Areas: Food Marketing

Examining Consumers’ Understanding of Front-of-Package Nutrition Information Systems

In May 2010 the White House Childhood Obesity Task Force identified the need to improve front-of-package (FOP) nutrition labels to help consumers when making purchasing decisions. Multiple competing industry-initiated labeling systems currently appear on packaged foods in the United States. This research team proposed a randomized-controlled trial to test consumers’ understanding of several different types More

Date: March 2011

Resource Type: Commissioned Research Project Summary

Focus Areas: Food Marketing