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Integrating a Health Literacy Lens into Nutrition Labelling Policy in Canada

Bureau of Nutritional Sciences, Food Directorate, Health Canada, Ottawa, ON K1A 0K9, Canada
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Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2020, 17(11), 4130; https://0-doi-org.brum.beds.ac.uk/10.3390/ijerph17114130
Received: 30 March 2020 / Revised: 26 May 2020 / Accepted: 5 June 2020 / Published: 10 June 2020
An increasingly important concern in public health practice is health literacy. Simply stated, it refers to the interactions between individuals and health related information to make informed decisions concerning their health. Research shows that consumers face many health literacy challenges in accessing, understanding and evaluating nutrition labelling information when making food choices. The systematic integration of health literacy considerations into social science and consumer behaviour research can help address these challenges and better meet the needs of the increasingly diverse Canadian population. This application of a health literacy lens should be considered for all future food and nutrition labelling research, to maximize the positive impact of subsequent health policies and regulations on health outcomes and health status of Canadians. View Full-Text
Keywords: health literacy; nutrition labelling; policy; regulations health literacy; nutrition labelling; policy; regulations
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Mansfield, E.; Wahba, R.; De Grandpré, E. Integrating a Health Literacy Lens into Nutrition Labelling Policy in Canada. Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2020, 17, 4130. https://0-doi-org.brum.beds.ac.uk/10.3390/ijerph17114130

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Mansfield E, Wahba R, De Grandpré E. Integrating a Health Literacy Lens into Nutrition Labelling Policy in Canada. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health. 2020; 17(11):4130. https://0-doi-org.brum.beds.ac.uk/10.3390/ijerph17114130

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Mansfield, Elizabeth, Rana Wahba, and Elaine De Grandpré. 2020. "Integrating a Health Literacy Lens into Nutrition Labelling Policy in Canada" International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health 17, no. 11: 4130. https://0-doi-org.brum.beds.ac.uk/10.3390/ijerph17114130

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