Eating Better for Less
A National Discount Program for Healthy Food Purchases in South Africa
Published In: American Journal of Health Behavior, v. 37, no. 1, Jan. 2013, p. 56-61
Posted on RAND.org on August 3, 2012
OBJECTIVES: To examine whether reducing prices for healthy food purchases leads to changes in self-reported measures of food consumption and weight status. METHODS: Repeated surveys of about 350,000 HealthyFood participants and nonparticipants. RESULTS: Program participation is associated with more consumption of fruits/vegetables and whole-grain foods and less consumption of high sugar/salt foods, fried foods, processed meats, and fast food. There is no strong evidence that participation reduces obesity. CONCLUSIONS: A substantial price intervention might be effective in improving diets.
- Copyright: PNG Publications
- Availability: Non-RAND
- Pages: 6
- Document Number: EP-201300-01
- Year: 2013
- Series: External Publications
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