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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.

Resource Information

Date

May 1, 2015

Author

Power Up!

Type

Evidence Summary

Setting

Cafeteria/Canteen, Community-at-large, Grocery/Retail, Mobile Vending, Recreation Centre, Restaurant/Food Service Premise

Age

Children (4-11), Youth (12-17), Adults (18-64), Older Adults (65 and over)

Topic

Healthy Weight | Obesity

Language

English

Jurisdiction

Local/Municipal/Regional, Provincial, Provincial (Ontario), Provincial (outside Ontario), National, International

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