Food labelling and its influences on food choices

Author/Editor:   Deeble Institute - Dr Heather Yeatman and Ms Eva van der Want Publication Date:   15/06/2012

In 2002, it became mandatory for food producers in Australia to provide a Nutrition Information Panel (NIP) on the back of food packages. However, research has shown that consumers often misinterpret NIPs or do not use them at all. Health advocates have begun to consider one form of NIPs - Front-of-Pack labelling (FoPL) - as a means of supporting healthy food choices.