SpringerBriefs in Food, Health, and Nutrition

Aware Food Choices: Bridging the Gap Between Consumer Knowledge About Nutritional Requirements and Nutritional Information

Authors: Tarabella, Angela, Burchi, Barbara

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  • Provides an in-depth analysis of the available literature on consumer understanding of nutritional information in food packaging
  • Studies the regulations for nutritional labelling in food packaging, including product claims and information requirements
  • Examines ways to inform on nutrition fundamentals in order to bridge the gap between current consumer knowledge and nutritional labelling in foods
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About this book

This Brief provides a snapshot of the continuing debate in the food industry on how to bridge the gap between consumer knowledge of nutrition principles and the nutrition information system currently in place for labelling. Aware Food Choices: Bridging the Gap Between Consumer Knowledge About Nutrition and Nutritional Information examines the available literature on consumer understanding of nutritional information and comments on the current poor knowledge shown by consumers about nutrition principles. Another focus of this Brief is on the evolution of nutritional information in food labelling andcurrent regulations on nutritional claims and product facts. In reviewing attempts to improve the nutrition information system, this work points out that consumers must first understand the data provided in order to utilize the system to make healthy food choices. Therefore, any campaigns aimed at improving the information system must concentrate on consumer data understanding of nutrition principles and components as opposed to a sole focus on labelling upgrades.

About the authors

Angela Tarabella is an Associate Professor in the Department of Economics and Management at University of Pisa in Italy. Barbara Burchi is a Research Fellow in the Department of Economics and Management at University of Pisa in Italy. Leonello Trivelli is a Tutor at University of Pisa in Italy.

Table of contents (7 chapters)

Table of contents (7 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Aware Food Choices: Bridging the Gap Between Consumer Knowledge About Nutritional Requirements and Nutritional Information
Authors
Series Title
SpringerBriefs in Food, Health, and Nutrition
Copyright
2016
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-23856-2
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-23856-2
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-23855-5
Series ISSN
2197-571X
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VI, 114
Number of Illustrations
14 b/w illustrations, 9 illustrations in colour
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