This review identifies intervention strategies implemented within U.S. grocery retail stores that are effective in improving the healthfulness of shoppers’ food and beverage purchasing and consumption. Results from our review demonstrate that nutritional scoring and nutritional messaging were the most rigorously tested and effective interventions. Additionally, simple interventions yield the most successful results and minimize shopper burden. Therefore, these strategies should be prioritized for policy implementation within SNAP- and WIC-authorized grocery retail settings. This brief provides a summary of the study findings.
Published: December 2022
Publisher: University of Delaware Center for Research in Education & Social Policy
Authors: Wolgast H, Halverson MM, Kennedy N, Gallard I, Karpyn A
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