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dc.titleA randomized controlled trial evaluating the relative effectiveness of the multiple trafic light and nutri-score front of package nutrition labels
dc.contributor.authorFinkelstein, E.A.
dc.contributor.authorAng, F.J.L.
dc.contributor.authorDoble, B.
dc.contributor.authorWong, W.H.M.
dc.contributor.authorVan Dam, R.M.
dc.identifier.citationFinkelstein, 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.
dc.description.abstractThe 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.
dc.publisherMDPI AG
dc.rightsAttribution 4.0 International
dc.sourceScopus OA2019
dc.subject5-color nutritional label
dc.subjectDiet quality
dc.subjectFood intake
dc.subjectFront-of-pack labeling
dc.subjectMultiple trafic lights
dc.subjectNutrition labeling
dc.subjectOnline grocery store
dc.contributor.departmentDUKE-NUS MEDICAL SCHOOL
dc.contributor.departmentSAW SWEE HOCK SCHOOL OF PUBLIC HEALTH
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