Behavioural Insights and (Un)healthy Dietary Choices: A Review of Current Evidence

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This paper reviews the current evidence about behavioural insights in the field of (un)healthy food choice that can support the development of behavioural public-policy tools. It extends previous work on behaviourally based policies in health and food choice, both academic and professional. The core of the paper is a summary of reviews of behavioural insights-based interventions and the scientific evidence regarding their efficacy in nudging people towards healthier food choices. Overall, we cover 39 systematic literature reviews and meta-analyses published between 2010 and 2017. Additionally, we outline potential drivers and theories that could help to explain the mechanisms behind these interventions. The paper concludes with a discussion of the results and suggestions for policy-makers aiming to make use of behavioural insights in health policy.
OriginalsprogEngelsk
TidsskriftJournal of Consumer Policy
Vol/bind42
Udgave nummer1
Sider (fra-til)3-45
Antal sider43
ISSN0168-7034
DOI
StatusUdgivet - mar. 2019

Bibliografisk note

Published online: 14. September 2018

Emneord

  • Choice architecture
  • Food choice
  • Review
  • Behavioural policy
  • Nudge

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