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Food labelling on food packaging has the potential to have both positive and negative effects on diets. Monitoring different aspects of food labelling would help to identify priority policy options to help people make healthier food choices. A taxonomy of the elements of health-related food labelling is proposed. A systematic review of studies that assessed the nature and extent of health-related food labelling has been conducted to identify approaches to monitoring food labelling. A step-wise approach has been developed for independently assessing the nature and extent of health-related food labelling in different countries and over time. Procedures for sampling the food supply, and collecting and analysing data are proposed, as well as quantifiable measurement indicators and benchmarks for health-related food labelling.

Original publication

DOI

10.1111/obr.12077

Type

Journal article

Journal

Obesity reviews : an official journal of the International Association for the Study of Obesity

Publication Date

10/2013

Volume

14 Suppl 1

Pages

70 - 81

Addresses

British Heart Foundation Health Promotion Research Group, University of Oxford, Oxford, UK.

Keywords

INFORMAS, Humans, Obesity, Choice Behavior, Government Regulation, Nutrition Policy, Commerce, Marketing, Food Labeling, Beverages, Health Promotion, Benchmarking, Female, Male