Use of nutritional warning labels at the point of purchase: an exploratory study using self-reported measures and eye-tracking

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Use of nutritional warning labels at the point of purchase: an exploratory study using self-reported measures and eye-tracking

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ETIQUETADO NUTRICIONAL
POLITICAS PUBLICAS
NUTRICION
BIBLIOGRAFIA NACIONAL QUIMICA
2023

Abstract

Nutritional warning labels are gaining relevance in the region of the Americas as a policy tool to reduce in formation asymmetry and encourage healthier food choices. However, empirical evidence about consumer ex periences with warning labels after implementation is still scarce. In this context, the aim of the present work was to explore the use of nutritional warning labels after policy implementation in Uruguay, using a combination of eye-tracking and self-reported data. The study was conducted in three supermarkets, in two regional capitals, 19 months after the entry into force of the policy. A total of 224 participants were intercepted while entering the facilities of the supermarket and asked to wear a mobile eye-tracker while making their food purchases. Then, they were asked a series of questions about their awareness and use of warning labels. Although participants reported high awareness and understanding of the labels, active search and use at the point of purchase was low. Only 6% of the consumers declared having actively searched for the warning labels and 7% fixated their gaze on the labels. The majority of the participants (72%) who declared having seen the warnings on a product, pur chased it anyway. However, 56% declared having changed their food choice decisions as a consequence of the implementation of the policy. Participants’ accounts about reasons for (not) taking into account the warning labels provide relevant insights for the development of strategies to encourage citizens to increase policy effectiveness and encourage healthier food choices.

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Machín, Leandro
Curutchet, María Rosa

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Appetite, v.188, 2023. -- e106634

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Elsevier

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2023

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10.1016/j.appet.2023.106634

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July 31, 2023
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Bibliografía Nacional Química
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Machín, Leandro, “Use of nutritional warning labels at the point of purchase: an exploratory study using self-reported measures and eye-tracking,” RIQUIM - Repositorio Institucional de la Facultad de Química - UdelaR, accessed July 23, 2024, https://riquim.fq.edu.uy/items/show/6663.
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