CitationTaillie, Lindsey Smith; Ng, Shu Wen; Xue, Ya; Busey, Emily A.; & Harding, Matthew C. (2017). No Fat, No Sugar, No Salt . . . No Problem? Prevalence of “Low-Content” Nutrient Claims and Their Associations with the Nutritional Profile of Food and Beverage Purchases in the United States. Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, 117(9), 1366-74.e6. PMCID: PMC5573644
AbstractBackground: Nutrient claims are a commonly used marketing tactic, but the association between claims and nutritional quality of products is unknown. The objective of this study was to examine trends in the proportion of packaged food and beverage purchases with a nutrient claim, whether claims are associated with improved nutritional profile, and whether the proportion of purchases with claims differs by race/ethnicity or socioeconomic status.
Methods: This cross-sectional study examined nutrient claims on more than 80 million food and beverage purchases from a transaction-level database of 40,000 US households from 2008 to 2012.
Reference TypeJournal Article
Journal TitleJournal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics
Author(s)Taillie, Lindsey Smith
Ng, Shu Wen
Busey, Emily A.
Harding, Matthew C.