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A Systematic Literature Review of Nutrition Interventions in Vending Machines that Encourage Consumers to Make Healthier Choices

Internationally, vending machines are scrutinized for selling energy-dense nutrient-poor foods and beverages, and the contribution to overconsumption and subsequent risk of obesity. The aim of this review is to determine the efficacy of nutrition interventions in vending machine in eliciting behaviour change to improve diet quality or weight status of consumers.

This review offers evidence that pricing and availability strategies are effective at improving the nutritional quality foods and beverages purchased from vending machines. Evidence on how these interventions alter consumer’s overall diet or body mass index is needed.

Resource Information

Date

January 1, 2015

Author

Grech A, and Allman-Farinelli M.

Type

Evidence Summary

Setting

Cafeteria/Canteen, Community-at-large, Grocery/Retail, Mobile Vending, Recreation Centre, School, Workplace

Age

Prenatal, Infant, Toddler (1-3), Children (4-11), Youth (12-17), Adults (18-64), Older Adults (65 and over)

Topic

Food Environment

Language

English

Jurisdiction

Local/Municipal/Regional, Provincial, National, International

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