More and more chain restaurants and cafeterias are labeling menus to provide consumers with calorie and other information about standard menu items. This trend is driven by the adoption of menu labeling regulations and other policies by states, localities, and institutions as they seek to prevent and reduce obesity. This research review examines the recent evidence on consumers’ support for providing nutrition information at the point of purchase, awareness of nutritional information, purchase intentions, and actual purchases. It builds upon findings discussed in a Healthy Eating Research synthesis released in June 2009. Policy implications and future research needs are highlighted.
Published: June 2013
ID #: 1068
Publisher: Healthy Eating Research
Authors: Krieger J, Saelens BE
Focus Area: Food Retail
Resource Type: Research Brief
A click too far from fresh foods: A mixed methods comparison of online and in-store grocery behaviors among low-income householdsA recent policy in the U.S. authorized monthly benefits from the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) to be used online to increase grocery access and promote healthy eating. This study examined online grocery attitudes and purchasing behaviors among low-income SNAP-eligible households with young children with and without online grocery experience. An explanatory sequential mixed methods More