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Food Labelling to Advance Better Education for Life

Objective

Nutrition labels are potentially a major instrument for enabling consumers to make healthier food choices, but current insights into how nutrition labels are used by consumers in real-world shopping situations are limited, making the science-based formulation of new labelling policies and the evaluation of existing ones difficult. The objectives of this project are to determine how food nutrition labelling can affect dietary choices, consumer habits and food-related health issues by developing and applying an interpretation framework incorporating both the label and other factors/influences. Based on this, guidelines will be developed on use of nutrition labelling for EU policy and the food industry, especially SMEs, which will include recommendations for assessing the impact of ongoing and future legislative and voluntary food labelling schemes. These objectives will be achieved by a work programme covering an analysis of current penetration of and exposure to nutrition labels in the EU, determinants of attention to and reading of nutrition labels, determinants of consumer liking of nutrition labels, understanding how consumers infer healthiness of food products from label information in combination with other sources, in-store use of labels, and effects of label use on dietary intake. The project will draw heavily on the involvement of stakeholders from the whole food sector to ensure results with high practical relevance.

Field of science

  • /medical and health sciences/health sciences/nutrition

Call for proposal

FP7-KBBE-2007-1
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Funding Scheme

CP-FP - Small or medium-scale focused research project

Coordinator

EUROPEAN FOOD INFORMATION COUNCIL
Address
Rue Des Deux Eglises 14
1000 Bruxelles
Belgium
Activity type
Other
EU contribution
€ 527 796
Administrative Contact
Laura Radu-Loghin (Ms.)

Participants (12)

AARHUS UNIVERSITET
Denmark
EU contribution
€ 370 966
Address
Nordre Ringgade 1
8000 Aarhus C
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Charlotte Rosholm (Ms.)
UNIVERSITY OF SURREY
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 356 281
Address
Stag Hill
GU2 7XH Guildford
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Sarah Beach (Ms.)
WAGENINGEN UNIVERSITY
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 402 826
Address
Droevendaalsesteeg 4
6708 PB Wageningen
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Ineke Van Driel (Ms.)
GEOPONIKO PANEPISTIMION ATHINON
Greece
EU contribution
€ 209 558
Address
Iera Odos 75
118 55 Athina
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Leonidas Louloudis
UNIVERSITAT DES SAARLANDES
Germany
EU contribution
€ 390 302
Address
Campus
66123 Saarbrucken
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Corinna Hahn (Ms.)
SME UNITED
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 26 700
Address
Rue Jacques Lalaing 4
1040 Bruxelles
Activity type
Other
Administrative Contact
Ludger Fischer (Mr.)
TESCO STORES LIMITED
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 41 350
Address
Tesco House, Shire Park, Kestrel Way
AL7 1GA Welwyn Garden City
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Karen Tonks (Ms.)
CONFEDERATION DES ORGANISATIONS FAMILIALES DE L'UNION EUROPEENNE
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 43 530
Address
Rue De Londres 17
1050 Bruxelles
Activity type
Other
Administrative Contact
William Lay (Mr.)
COMMUNAUTE EUROPEENNE DES COOPERATIVES DE CONSOMMATEURS
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 35 010
Address
Rue Du Trone 4
1000 Bruxelles
Activity type
Other
Administrative Contact
Chiara Tomalino (Ms.)
UNIWERSYTET WARSZAWSKI
Poland
EU contribution
€ 205 969
Address
Krakowskie Przedmiescie 26/28
00 927 Warszawa
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Iwona Makowska-Bubek (Ms.)
DOKUZ EYLUL UNIVERSITESI
Turkey
EU contribution
€ 212 185
Address
Cumhuriyet Bulvari 144
35210 Alsancak Izmir
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Fuzun Mehmet (Prof.)
GEORG-AUGUST-UNIVERSITAT GOTTINGENSTIFTUNG OFFENTLICHEN RECHTS
Germany
EU contribution
€ 35 998
Address
Wilhelmsplatz 1
37073 Gottingen
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Nadja Daghbouche (Ms.)