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Title: A randomized controlled trial evaluating the relative effectiveness of the multiple trafic light and nutri-score front of package nutrition labels
Authors: Finkelstein, E.A. 
Ang, F.J.L.
Doble, B.
Wong, W.H.M.
Van Dam, R.M. 
Keywords: 5-color nutritional label
Diet
Diet quality
Food intake
Front-of-pack labeling
Multiple trafic lights
Nutri-score
Nutrition labeling
Online grocery store
Issue Date: 2019
Publisher: MDPI AG
Citation: Finkelstein, E.A., Ang, F.J.L., Doble, B., Wong, W.H.M., Van Dam, R.M. (2019). A randomized controlled trial evaluating the relative effectiveness of the multiple trafic light and nutri-score front of package nutrition labels. Nutrients 11 (9) : 2236. ScholarBank@NUS Repository. https://doi.org/10.3390/nu11092236
Rights: Attribution 4.0 International
Abstract: The objective of this trial was to test two promising front-of-pack nutrition labels, 1) the United Kingdom’s Multiple Trafic Lights (MTL) label and 2) France’s Nutri-Score (NS), relative to a no-label control. We hypothesized that both labels would improve diet quality but NS would be more effective due to its greater simplicity. We tested this hypothesis via an online grocery store using a 3 × 3 crossover (within-person) design with 154 participants. Outcomes assessed via within person regression models include a modified Alternative Healthy Eating Index (AHEI)-2010 (primary), average Nutri-Score, calories purchased, and singular measures of diet quality of purchase orders. Results show that both labels significantly improve modified AHEI scores relative to Control but neither is statistically superior using this measure. NS performed statistically better than MTL and Control based on average Nutri-Score, yet, unlike MTL it did not statistically reduce calories or sugar from beverages. This suggest that NS may be preferred if the goal is to improve overall diet quality but, because calories are clearly displayed on the label, MTL may perform better if the goal is to reduce total energy intake. © 2019 by the authors. Licensee MDPI, Basel, Switzerland.
Source Title: Nutrients
URI: https://scholarbank.nus.edu.sg/handle/10635/206292
ISSN: 2072-6643
DOI: 10.3390/nu11092236
Rights: Attribution 4.0 International
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