Impact of Economic Incentives on Sales and Consumption of Healthier Foods, and Body Weight Status
This US-based evidence summary provides a high-level review of recent evidence on the impact of economic incentives on the sale and consumption of healthier foods, as well as BMI or body weight outcomes. Eleven research studies are summarized and appraised for quality. The evidence summary describes limitations and considerations for future research in this area, and concludes that there is a sufficient body of evidence to support the use of economic incentive policies.
May 1, 2015
Cafeteria/Canteen, Community-at-large, Grocery/Retail, Mobile Vending, Recreation Centre, Restaurant/Food Service Premise
Children (4-11), Youth (12-17), Adults (18-64), Older Adults (65 and over)
Healthy Weight | Obesity
Local/Municipal/Regional, Provincial, Provincial (Ontario), Provincial (outside Ontario), National, International