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Am J Health Behav. 2013 Jan;37(1):56-61. doi: 10.5993/AJHB.37.1.6.

Eating better for less: a national discount program for healthy food purchases in South Africa.

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RAND Corporation and Pardee RAND Graduate School, Santa Monica, CA, USA. ran@rand.org

Abstract

OBJECTIVES:

To examine whether reducing prices for healthy food purchases leads to changes in self-reported measures of food consumption and weight status.

METHODS:

Repeated surveys of about 350,000 HealthyFood participants and nonparticipants.

RESULTS:

Program participation is associated with more consumption of fruits/vegetables and whole-grain foods and less consumption of high sugar/salt foods, fried foods, processed meats, and fast food. There is no strong evidence that participation reduces obesity.

CONCLUSIONS:

A substantial price intervention might be effective in improving diets.

PMID:
22943101
PMCID:
PMC3433851
DOI:
10.5993/AJHB.37.1.6
[Indexed for MEDLINE]
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