Aware Food Choices: Bridging the Gap Between Consumer Knowledge About Nutritional Requirements and Nutritional Information

  • Angela Tarabella
  • Barbara Burchi

Part of the SpringerBriefs in Food, Health, and Nutrition book series (BRIEFSFOOD)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-vi
  2. Angela Tarabella, Barbara Burchi
    Pages 1-3
  3. Angela Tarabella, Barbara Burchi
    Pages 19-30
  4. Angela Tarabella, Barbara Burchi
    Pages 31-53
  5. Angela Tarabella, Barbara Burchi
    Pages 55-78
  6. Angela Tarabella, Barbara Burchi
    Pages 79-91
  7. Angela Tarabella, Barbara Burchi
    Pages 93-112
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 113-114

About this book

Introduction

This Brief provides a snapshot of the continuing debate in the food industry on how to bridge the gap between consumer knowledge of nutrition principles and the nutrition information system currently in place for labelling. Aware Food Choices: Bridging the Gap Between Consumer Knowledge About Nutrition and Nutritional Information examines the available literature on consumer understanding of nutritional information and comments on the current poor knowledge shown by consumers about nutrition principles. Another focus of this Brief is on the evolution of nutritional information in food labelling andcurrent regulations on nutritional claims and product facts. In reviewing attempts to improve the nutrition information system, this work points out that consumers must first understand the data provided in order to utilize the system to make healthy food choices. Therefore, any campaigns aimed at improving the information system must concentrate on consumer data understanding of nutrition principles and components as opposed to a sole focus on labelling upgrades.

Keywords

Consumer Nutrition Information Food Consumer Awareness Food Consumer Choices Nutrition Information System Nutrition Labelling Nutrition Principles

Authors and affiliations

  • Angela Tarabella
    • 1
  • Barbara Burchi
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Economics and ManagementUniversity of PisaPisaItaly
  2. 2.Department of Economics and ManagementUniversity of PisaPisaItaly

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-23856-2
  • Copyright Information The Author(s) 2016
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Chemistry and Materials Science
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-23855-5
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-23856-2
  • Series Print ISSN 2197-571X
  • Series Online ISSN 2197-5728
  • About this book
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