This study seeks to develop and test the impact of “nudges” in an online grocery store on purchases of fruit drinks and healthier substitutes among a sample of low-income parents of children ages 1-5 years. The goal of this project is to reduce fruit drink intake among low-income children, including those whose parents participate in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), as a strategy to reduce childhood health disparities. Specific aims include: (1) Develop two food retail nudges to discourage fruit drink purchases and promote healthier substitutes in the online store; (2) Examine the impact of online store nudges on purchases of fruit drinks in an online randomized controlled experiment with low-income parents, including SNAP-participating parents, of children ages 1-5 years (n=2,128); and (3) Disseminate findings to retailers by collaborating with the Fair Food Network to disseminate results to their retailer partners, including those who participate in the SNAP Online Purchasing Pilot.
Using Online Food Retail ‘Nudges’ to Promote Healthier Beverage Intake among Low-Income Children
Examining the Effects of Taxes and Warning Labels on Parents’ Purchases of Sugar-Sweetened Beverages Using a Choice Experiment
The purpose of this study is to conduct a discrete choice experiment to investigate whether warning labels on Sugar-Sweetened Beverages (SSBs) alter the effectiveness of a tax on SSBs, especially among parents who are Black, Latinx and lower income. The research team will conduct an online choice experiment with 2,700 … More
SHIFT: Testing Culturally Appropriate Messaging for Black Community to Limit Children’s Sugary-Beverage Intake and Increase Water Consumption
The project’s goal is to conduct a randomized, controlled trial to evaluate the impact of a culturally appropriate social behavior change communication campaign on sugar-sweetened beverage (SSB) and water consumption among black families with children aged 0-5 years. Specific aims include: (1) Deliver a culturally appropriate social behavior change communication … More
Changes in Beverage Availability and Targeted Marketing Associated with the Philadelphia Beverage Tax
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