Toward an understanding of consumers' perceptions of food labels

Rodolfo M. Nayga

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This study examines the factors that influence consumers' perceptions or beliefs about food labels. The results indicate that health and diet related attitudes, special diet status, perceived importance of product attributes like nutrition and ease of preparation, race, gender, income, and body mass index are important factors affecting consumers' perceptions and beliefs about label use. Understanding the type of consumers who have these perceptions and beliefs as well as the factors that influence these beliefs and perceptions is crucial for designing effective marketing and nutrition education campaigns.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)29-45
Number of pages17
JournalInternational Food and Agribusiness Management Review
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 1999 Jan

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Food Science
  • Business and International Management


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