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ERIC Number: EJ1081398
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015-Aug
Pages: 21
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 38
ISSN: ISSN-0090-1482
The Impact of Standard Nutrition Labels on Alcoholic Beverages
Martinez, Julia A.; Dale, Chelsea F.; Fontana, Victoria C.; Collier, Suzanne L.
Journal of Alcohol and Drug Education, v59 n2 p43-63 Aug 2015
Whether or not to mandate nutrition labels on alcoholic beverages is a topic of debate. We examined the effect of nutrition labels on (1) plans for drinking and (2) alcohol expectancies. Study 1, n = 80 underage college drinkers responded to an image of a beer with or without a nutrition label. Study 2, n = 98 community drinkers responded to either: an accurate label, none, enhanced vitamin C label, extreme low-calorie label. Study 3, n = 191 community drinkers compared different labels across five beverages/foods. Results showed null effects for labels; however, 86.1% to 87.0% preferred having information. Though participants reported not believing labels would affect drinking, they largely preferred unrealistically low-calorie alcohol. This may apply toward decisional balance. Nutrition-related approaches offer fruitful directions.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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