Nutrition knowledge and consumer use of nutritional food labels

Andreas C. Drichoutis, Panagiotis Lazaridis, Rodolfo M. Nayga

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Abstract

Factors affecting nutritional food label use in Greece are examined using primary data collected from personal interviews with consumers shopping at supermarkets in Athens. The econometric approach treats nutrition knowledge, where appropriate, as an endogenous variable when estimating the models for general label use, degree of general label use and use of information on nutrient content. The results suggest that nutrition knowledge has a strong effect on general label use, degree of use, and on use of nutrient content concerning fat, ingredients and vitamins/minerals, thus confirming the hypothesised link between consumers' nutrition knowledge and behaviour. Socio-demographic effects are also evident in all models.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)93-118
Number of pages26
JournalEuropean Review of Agricultural Economics
Volume32
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2005

Keywords

  • Food shopping
  • Information search
  • Nutrition knowledge
  • Nutritional information
  • Nutritional labels

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Agricultural and Biological Sciences (miscellaneous)
  • Economics and Econometrics

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