Health literacy, literacy, numeracy and nutrition label understanding and use: a scoping review of the literature.

@article{MalloyWeir2017HealthLL,
  title={Health literacy, literacy, numeracy and nutrition label understanding and use: a scoping review of the literature.},
  author={Leslie Jane Malloy-Weir and Marcia Janet Cooper},
  journal={Journal of human nutrition and dietetics : the official journal of the British Dietetic Association},
  year={2017},
  volume={30 3},
  pages={
          309-325
        }
}
BACKGROUND Low health literacy, literacy and numeracy have been identified as barriers to consumer understanding and the interpretation of nutrition-related information. To inform policy and dietetic practice, we examined the extent, range and nature of research on empirical relationships between health literacy, literacy or numeracy and the understanding and use of nutrition labels. METHODS A scoping review of the literature was conducted. A search of eight databases on 15 April 2014 and 26… CONTINUE READING
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