The authors thank three anonymous journal referees and the editor for helpful comments.
Food Label Use, Self-Selectivity, and Diet Quality
Article first published online: 3 MAR 2005
Journal of Consumer Affairs
Volume 35, Issue 2, pages 346–363, Winter 2001
How to Cite
KIM, S.-Y., NAYGA, R. M. and CAPPS, O. (2001), Food Label Use, Self-Selectivity, and Diet Quality. Journal of Consumer Affairs, 35: 346–363. doi: 10.1111/j.1745-6606.2001.tb00118.x
- Issue published online: 3 MAR 2005
- Article first published online: 3 MAR 2005
Food labels provide measurable benefits by improving diet quality of Americans by as much as four to six points on a 100-point Healthy Eating Index scale. Among nutritional panels, serving sizes, nutrient content claims, list of ingredients, and health claims, the use of health claims on food labels provides the highest level of improvement in diet quality. The data source for this analysis is the 1994 to 1996 Continuing Survey of Food Intakes for Individuals (CSFII) and the accompanying Diet and Health Knowledge Survey (DHKS).