Julia C, Blanchet O, Méjean C, Péneau S, Ducrot P, Alles B, Fézeu LK, Touvier M, Kesse-Guyot E, Singler E, Hercberg S. - - Int J Behav Nutr Phys Act 2016 ; 13 : 101

Impact of the front-of-pack 5-colour nutrition label (5-CNL) on the nutritional quality of purchases: an experimental study

Front-of-pack (FOP) nutrition labelling has received growing attention from public health authorities, as a tool to promote healthier diets in the population. Recently, the French Health law introduced the principle of implementing a FOP nutrition labelling system. A scientific proposal has put forward the 5-Colour Nutrition Label (5-CNL), a five-category colour-coded summary system supported by research suggesting that it is well perceived and understood in the population. Our objective was to investigate the impact of the 5-CNL on the nutritional quality of purchases in experimental supermarkets.

Keywords: Front-of-pack nutrition label Purchases Nutrient profiling system Food policies