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dc.contributor.authorPettigrew, Simone
dc.contributor.authorPescud, M.
dc.date.accessioned2017-03-15T22:03:17Z
dc.date.available2017-03-15T22:03:17Z
dc.date.created2017-02-24T00:09:11Z
dc.date.issued2013
dc.identifier.citationPettigrew, S. and Pescud, M. 2013. The Salience of Food Labeling Among Low-income Families With Overweight Children. Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior. 45 (4): pp. 332-339.
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11937/49215
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Objective: To explore the role of food labeling among low-income families with overweight children.Design: A longitudinal, qualitative study involving interviews, focus groups, and self-introspections.Setting: Perth, Western Australia.Participants: Thirty-seven low-income parents (35 mothers, 2 fathers) of overweight children. Recruitment was performed by a social research company to access low-income parents residing across Perth.Phenomenon of Interest: Extent to which disadvantaged parents of overweight children engage withnutrition labeling on food products.Analysis: Transcripts were imported into NVivo 9 for coding and analysis.Results: Nutrition labeling had low salience for most study participants when purchasing food for theiroverweight children. Few recognized that their children had a weight problem, and as such they experienced little motivation to access or use nutrition labeling when purchasing foods for their children. An exception was apparent among some parents who were particularly concerned about food additives and actively interrogated ingredients lists to facilitate avoiding products containing contraindicated additives.Conclusions and Implications: Policy makers seeking to address obesity through food labeling mayneed to address low levels of salience among disadvantaged families, who are more likely to suffer weight problems and are thus most in need of effective food labeling.

dc.publisherElsevier Inc
dc.titleThe Salience of Food Labeling Among Low-income Families With Overweight Children
dc.typeJournal Article
dcterms.source.volume45
dcterms.source.number4
dcterms.source.startPage332
dcterms.source.endPage339
dcterms.source.issn1499-4046
dcterms.source.titleJournal of Nutrition Education and Behavior
curtin.departmentUniversity of Westen Australia
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