Do nutrition labels improve dietary outcomes?

@article{Variyam2008DoNL,
  title={Do nutrition labels improve dietary outcomes?},
  author={Jayachandran N. Variyam},
  journal={Health economics},
  year={2008},
  volume={17 6},
  pages={695-708}
}
The disclosure of nutritional characteristics of most packaged foods became mandatory in the United States with the implementation of the Nutrition Labeling and Education Act (NLEA) in 1994. Under the NLEA regulations, a 'Nutrition Facts' panel displays information on nutrients such as calories, total and saturated fats, cholesterol, and sodium in a standardized format. By providing nutrition information in a credible, distinctive, and easy-to-read format, the new label was expected to help… CONTINUE READING
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