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Peer Review Status: Refereed
Title: Nutritional labelling for promoting healthier food purchasing and consumption (Protocol)
Authors: Crockett, Rachel
Hollands, Gareth
Jebb, Susan
Marteau, Theresa M
Contact Email: rachel.crockett@stir.ac.uk
Issue Date: Sep-2011
Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell
Citation: Crockett R, Hollands G, Jebb S & Marteau TM (2011) Nutritional labelling for promoting healthier food purchasing and consumption (Protocol), Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, 2011 (9), Art. No.: CD009315.
Abstract: Unhealthy eating contributes to increased prevalence of preventable diseases including obesity, cardiovascular disease, diabetes and many forms of cancer. In the United Kingdom (UK) alone it is estimated that 70,000 premature deaths could be avoided each year if eating behaviour matched nutritional guidelines (Cabinet Office 2008). These diseases pose a substantial threat to the health of populations and there is increasing concern about the challenges that they will pose to the effective and economic provision of health services (Finkelstein 2003;Foresight 2007). However, changing behaviour to reverse rises in potentially preventable disease is difficult. While many people want to engage in behaviours that promote good health, including healthy eating, people find it difficult to implement and maintain such behaviours (Ogden 2007;Sutton 1998). Eating healthily is made more difficult by an environment in which a great variety of tempting, convenient and cheap ready-to-eat foods are readily available and made highly salient through marketing. These foods are often energy dense (that is high in calories relative to their volume) and highly processed. They are packaged and marketed in ways that fail to help consumers understand their nutritional content.
Type: Journal Article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1893/22741
DOI Link: http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/14651858.CD009315
Rights: This review is published as a Cochrane Review in the Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 2011, Issue 9. Cochrane Reviews are regularly updated as new evidence emerges and in response to comments and criticisms, and the Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews should be consulted for the most recent version of the Review. Crockett RA, Hollands GJ, Jebb SA, Marteau TM. Nutritional labelling for promoting healthier food purchasing and consumption (Protocol). Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 2011, Issue 9. Art. No.: CD009315. DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD009315. http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/14651858.CD009315.
Affiliation: Psychology
University of Cambridge
University of Oxford
King's College London

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