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ERIC Number: EJ1010411
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013-May
Pages: 7
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 15
ISSN: ISSN-0017-8969
A Survey of Undergraduate Student Perceptions and Use of Nutrition Information Labels in a University Dining Hall
Martinez, Olivia D.; Roberto, Christina A.; Kim, Jane H.; Schwartz, Marlene B.; Brownell, Kelly D.
Health Education Journal, v72 n3 p319-325 May 2013
Objective: To examine undergraduate student perceptions and reported use of nutrition information labels in campus dining halls.Design: Paper surveys were administered to a convenience sample of undergraduates. Setting: This study was conducted at an urban United States university. Method: A survey about perceptions and use of nutrition information labels in the dining halls was distributed to 487 students over a three-month period during the 2009-2010 academic year. Results: Of survey respondents, 98% were in favour of making nutrition information available to students, while 96% preferred the information to appear in the dining halls or both in the dining halls and online, rather than online only. Some 88% of survey respondents indicated that the labels affect their food choices at least sometimes. Conclusion: The results suggest that college and university dining halls should consider student opinion when deciding whether to provide nutrition information labels in the dining halls. (Contains 1 table.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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