Color-coded labels, healthier food

January 29, 2014

Using color-coded labels to mark healthier foods and then displaying them more prominently appears to have prompted customers to make more healthful long-term dining choices in their large hospital cafeteria, according to a report from Harvard-affiliated Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH). In the American Journal of Preventive Medicine (AJPM), the MGH research team noted that the […]

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Study: As cost of sugary drinks go up, sales go down

January 10, 2014

By Nanci Hellmich People bought fewer sugary drinks when the price was higher than no-calorie or low-cal drinks. Raising the cost of high-calorie beverages by a few cents — and highlighting calorie content in places where they are sold — decreases sales, a new study shows. This research comes after much discussion in recent years […]

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Green food labels make nutrition-poor food seem healthy

March 21, 2013

A Cornell researcher says in a forthcoming print issue of Health Communication that consumers are more likely to perceive a candy bar as more healthful when it has a green calorie label compared with when it had a red one—even though the number of calories are  the same. And green labels increase perceived healthfulness of […]

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Study: Clearer food labels might help with healthy food choice

January 28, 2013

Different labels on food that clearly display the total number of calories and nutrients in the entire package, rather than just part of it, might help people make healthier food choices, according to a study from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). FDA researchers, whose results appeared in Journal of the Academy of Nutrition […]

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