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The efficacy of nudge theory strategies in influencing adult dietary behaviour: a systematic review and meta-analysis

Nudge Theory is a behavioral science theory that argues that positive reinforcement can lead people to make certain decisions. Nudge strategies used to impact nutritional choices include changes to the physical and/or food environment, availability of food (e.g., portion size, glass/dish size), or knowledge-based changes (e.g., labelling). This systematic review and meta-analysis demonstrates that overall, nudge strategies successfully increase healthy nutrition choices in adults aged 18-65.

Resource Information

Date

July 30, 2016

Author

Arno, A and Thomas, S

Type

Evidence Summary, Strategy/Framework

Setting

Cafeteria/Canteen, Food Bank, Grocery/Retail, Mobile Vending, Recreation Centre, Restaurant/Food Service Premise, School, Workplace

Age

Adults (18-64)

Topic

Chronic Disease Prevention, Food Environment, Healthy Weight | Obesity

Language

English

Jurisdiction

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

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