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Lalor, F., Kennedy, J., Flynn, M.A.T. and Wall, P.G. (2010) A Study of Nutrition and Health Claims—A Snapshot of What’s on the Irish Market. Public Health Nutrition, 13, 704-711.

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  • TITLE: Food Choice Behaviour of Chinese Consumers in Shenyang, Liaoning Province

    AUTHORS: Roseline Love MacArthur, Yuehua Wang, Xuqiao Feng

    KEYWORDS: Nutrition Labelling Awareness, Food Choice Behaviour, Negative Nutrition Factors, China

    JOURNAL NAME: Modern Economy, Vol.6 No.9, September 1, 2015

    ABSTRACT: The aim of the study was to investigate consumers’ use of nutrition claims and to determine the food choice behaviour of Chinese consumers based on the nutrient content of packaged foods. A cross-sectional descriptive research approach was followed. Combined stratified and random sampling methods were used to select 400 adult literate consumers involved in packaged food purchases from international chain supermarkets and other popular shops in Shenyang in Liaoning Province, North-East of China. Data were collected with questionnaires and analysed with both descriptive and inferential statistics. The results indicated that none of the respondents could interpret “salt free”, only 6.0% understood “reduced sugar” and 70% were sceptical about such claims. A total of 53.8% and 64.4% of the respondents neither understood the term or knew their RDA respectively, even though familiarity with these had implication for food consumption. Respondents’ use of information on calorie (Mean = 3.003, Std. Dev. = 1.248), sugar (Mean = 3.151, Std. Dev. = 1.175) and fat (Mean = 3.175, Std. Dev. = 1.202) content affected their food choices “sometimes” while salt content “rarely” (Mean = 2.803, Std. Dev. = 1.193) did. While the highest level education showed no significance, health status was significantly and negatively correlated with low-calorie (r = ?0.094, p