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postgraduate thesis: Consumers' responses to nutrition labeling: asystemic review

TitleConsumers' responses to nutrition labeling: asystemic review
Authors
Issue Date2012
PublisherThe University of Hong Kong (Pokfulam, Hong Kong)
Citation
Yan, J. [闫静雅]. (2012). Consumers' responses to nutrition labeling : a systemic review. (Thesis). University of Hong Kong, Pokfulam, Hong Kong SAR. Retrieved from http://dx.doi.org/10.5353/th_b4842700
AbstractObjectives: To figure out how consumers responded to nutrition labeling through the frequency of using nutrition labeling, understandability of nutrition labeling, factors associated with the usage of nutrition labeling and the impact of different nutrition labeling formats. Methods: Relevant studies published between 1994 and 2012 were searched identified through Pubmed Database and China Journals Full-text Database which have investigated the responses of consumers to nutrition labeling. Results: Seventeen studies were selected finally to be included in this review. Eight papers described that over half of the participants would check nutrition labeling in supermarket. However, five of the papers provide evidence that consumers felt confused to read the nutrition labeling. Over half of the consumers responded to check nutrition labeling when shopping in supermarkets but the nutrition labeling was hard to understand totally specially the item about calories. Front-of pack (FOP) nutrition labeling is a popular formats of label among consumers. Four papers have made comparison between different formats of FOP and two of them provide evidence that multiple traffic-light label earn most reputation among consumers. Characteristics of consumers might influence nutrition labeling use and age, education level, BMI were positively associated with it. Conclusion: Further researches should be conducted to provide more evidence to improve or set up a relatively perfect nutrition labeling legislation which should play a greater role in public health. China is the next country where would implement the nutrition labeling legislation and FOP of nutrition labeling is a good option to be introduced to food manufactures and consumers.
DegreeMaster of Public Health
SubjectFood - Labeling.
Dept/ProgramPublic Health

 

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dc.contributor.authorYan, Jingya.-
dc.contributor.author闫静雅.-
dc.date.issued2012-
dc.identifier.citationYan, J. [闫静雅]. (2012). Consumers' responses to nutrition labeling : a systemic review. (Thesis). University of Hong Kong, Pokfulam, Hong Kong SAR. Retrieved from http://dx.doi.org/10.5353/th_b4842700-
dc.description.abstractObjectives: To figure out how consumers responded to nutrition labeling through the frequency of using nutrition labeling, understandability of nutrition labeling, factors associated with the usage of nutrition labeling and the impact of different nutrition labeling formats. Methods: Relevant studies published between 1994 and 2012 were searched identified through Pubmed Database and China Journals Full-text Database which have investigated the responses of consumers to nutrition labeling. Results: Seventeen studies were selected finally to be included in this review. Eight papers described that over half of the participants would check nutrition labeling in supermarket. However, five of the papers provide evidence that consumers felt confused to read the nutrition labeling. Over half of the consumers responded to check nutrition labeling when shopping in supermarkets but the nutrition labeling was hard to understand totally specially the item about calories. Front-of pack (FOP) nutrition labeling is a popular formats of label among consumers. Four papers have made comparison between different formats of FOP and two of them provide evidence that multiple traffic-light label earn most reputation among consumers. Characteristics of consumers might influence nutrition labeling use and age, education level, BMI were positively associated with it. Conclusion: Further researches should be conducted to provide more evidence to improve or set up a relatively perfect nutrition labeling legislation which should play a greater role in public health. China is the next country where would implement the nutrition labeling legislation and FOP of nutrition labeling is a good option to be introduced to food manufactures and consumers.-
dc.languageeng-
dc.publisherThe University of Hong Kong (Pokfulam, Hong Kong)-
dc.relation.ispartofHKU Theses Online (HKUTO)-
dc.rightsThe author retains all proprietary rights, (such as patent rights) and the right to use in future works.-
dc.rightsCreative Commons: Attribution 3.0 Hong Kong License-
dc.source.urihttp://hub.hku.hk/bib/B48427007-
dc.subject.lcshFood - Labeling.-
dc.titleConsumers' responses to nutrition labeling: asystemic review-
dc.typePG_Thesis-
dc.identifier.hkulb4842700-
dc.description.thesisnameMaster of Public Health-
dc.description.thesislevelMaster-
dc.description.thesisdisciplinePublic Health-
dc.description.naturepublished_or_final_version-
dc.identifier.doi10.5353/th_b4842700-
dc.date.hkucongregation2012-

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