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The decline in consumer use of food nutrition labels, 1995-2006

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http://handle.nal.usda.gov/10113/20579
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Author(s):
Todd, Jessica E. , Variyam, Jayachandran N. , United States Dept. of Agriculture. Economic Research Service.
Subject(s):
Food , Labeling , United States , Public opinion , Consumer behavior , nutrition labeling , consumer behavior
Format:
iv, 27 p. : ill. (1 col.) ; 28 cm.
Note:
This report examines changes in consumers' use of nutrition labels on food packages between 1995-96 and 2005-06. The analysis finds that, although a majority of consumers report using nutrition labels when buying food, use has declined for most label components, including the Nutrition Facts panel and information about calories, fats, cholesterol, and sodium. By contrast, use of fiber information has increased. The decline in label use is particularly marked for the cohort of adults less than 30 years old.
Language:
English
Publisher:
U.S. Dept. of Agriculture, Economic Research Service
Year:
2008
Rights:
Works produced by employees of the U.S. Government as part of their official duties are not copyrighted within the U.S. The content of this document is not copyrighted.