Ley de etiquetado de alimentos: Opiniones de una muestra de chilenos

Translated title of the contribution: Food labeling low: Opinions of a chilean sample

Claudia Cruzat-Mandich, Paula Lizana Calderón, Fernanda Díaz-Castrillón, Camila Oda-Montecinos, Valentina Campos, Teresita Jiménez, Susana Saravia, Victoria Silva

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Faced with the expansion of obesity in Chile, the food labeling law was enacted. Which consists in adding on the front of the product black labels that indicate if it exceeds in one or more aspects the recommended nutritional indications (sodium, sugars, saturatedfat and calories). The aim of this study is to identify the opinions of people about this law. This study is upon a population of 296 participants of both genders and 15 years old and above, from different regions of Chile, who answered an online questionnaire. A further 53% suggested that more information be given about the specific implications, 43.9% said that the law would not switch their dietary behaviors and 45.6% would change them. The majority of participants think that they need more information and they would like to know the real meaning of healthy eating.

Translated title of the contributionFood labeling low: Opinions of a chilean sample
Original languageSpanish
Pages (from-to)217-225
Number of pages9
JournalPrensa Medica Argentina
Issue number4
StatePublished - Jun 2017


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