Hospital's traffic-light labels lead to healthy food choices

01/26/2012 | FoodNavigator

A Massachusetts General Hospital nutrition-labeling program that used traffic-light colors of red, green and yellow resulted in a 9.2% decrease in sales of cafeteria foods and beverages with red labels and a 4.5% increase in items tagged green, researchers reported in the American Journal of Public Health. Researchers said rearranging foods to put those with green labels at eye level also led to a drop in sales of items with red labels.

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