Research Shows Using Text, Color Makes Food Labels Easier to Understand
As the spotlight on healthy eating and nutrition grows brighter, new research suggests that including colorful and graphic nutrition information on product packages helps consumers better understand the information.
Study: States Aiming to Promote Healthy Eating Through Sales Taxes Often Miss the Target
Increasing sales taxes on sugary foods to promote healthier food choices among grocery store shoppers is unlikely to be effective because many consumers are unaware of the tax differences on food items sold in grocery stores, according to a new study by RTI International and Cornell University.
It's All About the Numbers
– Huffington Post
The National Consumers League (NCL), founded in 1899, is the oldest consumer advocacy organization in the country and since its inception has been fighting for fairness in the marketplace. As early as 1904, NCL exposed adulterated vegetables at the World's Fair. Recently, we have exposed brands of watered-down lemon juices and have worked with the FDA and FTC to stop misleading health claims by cereal and beverage manufacturers. NCL's letter to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) regarding deficiencies in the NuVal system continues in this proud tradition.
There's More To Fixing Food Deserts Than Building Grocery Stores
– National Public Radio
There has been a lot of talk about what's wrong with food deserts. First lady Michelle Obama, for one, says far too many people can't access the fruits and vegetables they need to be healthy. Last year, she helped persuade several major retailers, foundations and small businesses to bring more healthful food to neighborhoods where supermarkets are scarce.
RETAIL VIEW: Shopping experience trumps cost even in low-income neighborhoods
– Produce News Daily
It appears to be an accepted assertion that fruit and vegetable consumption among low-income people is relatively low, largely because of cost. But a new study reveals that quality, selection and convenience are also big inhibitors to this population’s produce-consumption levels.
How many fruits and vegetables people eat depend on shopping selection – RTI and George Washington University
– Net Newsledger
One of the issues across many northern Canadian communities are young people getting a proper amount of fruits and vegetables in their daily diet. A new study suggests how many servings of fruits and vegetables people eat may have more to do with the food shopping experience than with produce costs, according to researchers at RTI International and George Washington University.
Study: Convenience, Quality and Selection of Produce Associated with Eating More Fruits and Vegetables
A study by RTI International and published in Public Health Nutrition examined the connection between quality, selection and convenience and the dietary intake of fruits and vegetables in an inner-city, low-income population.
When Consumers Use the Nutrient Rich Foods Index, Better Choices are Made, Study Finds
A new study by the University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine and the School of Nursing, RTI International, and the Nutrient Rich Foods Coalition found that educating consumers to use the Nutrient Rich Foods approach to eating is an effective means of promoting healthful shopping and eating patterns, and improving diet quality.
Weight Management Program Reduces Medical Costs, Improves Health, Study Finds
A new study by RTI International, Virginia Commonwealth University, University of South Carolina, Cooper Institute, and TRICARE Management Activity has found that a weight management program for inactive and retired military members and their families could improve health and reduce medical costs.