Monitoring the health-related labelling of foods and non-alcoholic beverages in retail settings

Mike Rayner, Amanda Wood, Mark Lawrence, Cliona Ni Mhurchu, Janice Albert, Simon Barquera, Sharon Friel, Corinna Hawkes, Bridget Kelly, Shiriki Kumanyika, Mary L'Abbe, Andy Lee, Tim Lobstein, Jia Qi Ma, J MacMullan, Sailesh Mohan, Carlos Monteiro, Bruce Neal, Gary Sacks, David SandersWendy Snowdon, Boyd Swinburn, Stefanie Vandevijvere, Celeste Walker

    Research output: Contribution to journalReview article

    61 Citations (Scopus)

    Abstract

    Summary: 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 languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)70-81
    Number of pages12
    JournalObesity Reviews
    Volume14
    Issue numbers1
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - Oct 2013

    Keywords

    • Food environments
    • Food labelling
    • INFORMAS
    • Monitoring

    Fingerprint Dive into the research topics of 'Monitoring the health-related labelling of foods and non-alcoholic beverages in retail settings'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

  • Cite this

    Rayner, M., Wood, A., Lawrence, M., Ni Mhurchu, C., Albert, J., Barquera, S., Friel, S., Hawkes, C., Kelly, B., Kumanyika, S., L'Abbe, M., Lee, A., Lobstein, T., Ma, J. Q., MacMullan, J., Mohan, S., Monteiro, C., Neal, B., Sacks, G., ... Walker, C. (2013). Monitoring the health-related labelling of foods and non-alcoholic beverages in retail settings. Obesity Reviews, 14(s1), 70-81. https://doi.org/10.1111/obr.12077