Economic Research Report No. (ERR-247) 38 pp

April 2018

The Association Between Nutrition Information Use and the Healthfulness of Food Acquisitions

This study constructs a Nutrition Information Use (NIU) index to summarize consumers’ use of nutrition information and to test for a correlation between consumers’ NIU and their purchases of more healthful food. It then explores how this correlation compares for food at home and food away from home.

Keywords: nutrition information, healthful foods, diet quality, FoodAPS, National Household Food Acquisition and Purchase Survey, HEI, Healthy Eating Index, Nutrition Information Use index, FAFH, food away from home, FAH, food at home

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