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Tuesday, July 03, 2012
Study: Shoppers Respond Positively To Heart-Healthy Labels
United Press International reports that the American Heart Association is out with new research showing that "in-store promotion and nutrition information on the front label of food packaging helps shoppers make healthier choices ... when a tag was put on the grocery store shelf showing that a product had the Heart Check mark indicating a heart-healthy food, sales increased 1.5 percent to 6.7 percent, depending on the group of shoppers.
We don't always do the right thing, or the smart thing, but generally, I think, most folks want to try to do both when it comes to eating habits. We are often seduced by the lesser angels of our natures, or by McDonald's french fries, but we try.