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The Decline in Consumer Use of Food Nutrition Labels, 1995-2006

Jessica Todd () and Jayachandran N. Variyam

No 56466, Economic Research Report from United States Department of Agriculture, Economic Research Service

Abstract: 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.

Keywords: Agricultural and Food Policy; Institutional and Behavioral Economics; Marketing (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Pages: 27
Date: 2008-08
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DOI: 10.22004/ag.econ.56466

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