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. Copyright (c) PNG Publications. All rights reserved.
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ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Health(social science)
- Social Psychology
- Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health