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.
January 1, 2015
Grech A, and Allman-Farinelli M.
Cafeteria/Canteen, Community-at-large, Grocery/Retail, Mobile Vending, Recreation Centre, School, Workplace
Prenatal, Infant, Toddler (1-3), Children (4-11), Youth (12-17), Adults (18-64), Older Adults (65 and over)