Impact of perceived healthiness of food on food choices and intake

Authors: Provencher, VéroniqueJacob, Raphaëlle
Abstract: Healthy eating is an important determinant of health, but adherence to dietary guidelines remains a public health concern. Identifying factors that impact dietary habits is therefore important to facilitate healthy eating. One widely used strategy to help consumers make healthier food choices is nutrition information, such as labeling and claims. Despite the intention of these strategies to improve decision making, they can also be misunderstood or misinterpreted by consumers. The aim of this review is to explore food perceptions by examining how cognitive factors influence perceived healthiness of food, and the impact of perceived healthiness of food on food choices and intake. Overall findings of this review suggest that cognitive factors, such as type of food and branding, significantly contribute to judgmental bias and have an impact on perceived healthiness while not consistently or systematically influencing choice and intake.
Document Type: Article de recherche
Issue Date: 28 January 2016
Open Access Date: 10 February 2017
Document version: AM
This document was published in: Current Obesity Reports, Vol. 5 (1), 65–71 (2016)
Current Medicine Group
Alternative version: 10.1007/s13679-016-0192-0
Collection:Articles publiés dans des revues avec comité de lecture

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