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
Encouraging Healthier Food and Beverage Purchasing and Consumption: A Review of Interventions within Grocery Retail SettingsThis review identifies the most promising intervention strategies for promoting the purchase and consumption of healthier items within U.S. grocery retail settings, with a particular focus on those strategies that may be most effective when implemented within SNAP-authorized retail settings. Searches of nine electronic databases, as well as forward and backward searches, yielded 1942 studies. More