Food price and dietary consumption

A recent systematic review and meta-analysis examined the effects of a change in food price on dietary consumption. The research found that increasing the cost of unhealthy food lowered its consumption and decreasing the cost of healthy food increased its consumption.

The research included 30 studies – 23 interventional studies and 7 prospective cohort studies. The study found that price changes impacted diet – both price increases and decreases. A larger effect on diet was identified for price decreases compared to increases. A 10% decrease in the price of healthy food was associated with a 12% increase in consumption. A 10% increase in the price of more unhealthy food decreased consumption of unhealthy foods by 6%.

 

 

Posted: 28/03/2017 09:35:46 by Anne Parle
Filed under: Cost, Food, Price


 

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