Bearers of Bad News_Heterogeneous Effects of Alternative Front of Package Labeling Schemes for Nutritional Information

W.A. Sundstrom, S. McIntyre, G.A. Baker, B. Avants
1900 unpublished
The effectiveness of front-of-package labeling depends on the extent to which the nutritional information is presented in a way that is noticed and understood by consumers. We show that one reason for ambiguous results in previous research is that the impact of nutritional labeling of specific nutrients on consumer perceptions is heterogeneous; consumers who are more motivated by specific nutritional concerns pay more attention to that nutritional information. Most studies have not taken into
more » ... count this heterogeneity in consumer preferences based on individual nutritional concerns and, therefore, have often missed the important effects that we find for the motivated subset.
doi:10.22004/ag.econ.307139 fatcat:wviaj2nesfdp7kazdlozfti4je