6 Nov, 2015

Smartphones deliver nutrition labelling study

Medical Xpress | 5 November 2015

An exciting five-week study on nutrition labelling using smartphones is underway at the National Institute for Health Innovation at the University of Auckland.

The Starlight trial uses smartphone technology to deliver the study intervention (nutrition labels) to particpants and to recrod participant information, so there are no clinic appointments to attend and adults from all over New Zealand can take part.

“New front-of-pack labels deliver simple, ‘at-a-glance’ nutrition information to buyers. Our aim is to see if these labels have an effect on the healthiness of foods bought by New Zealand shoppers,” says lead researcher, Professor of nutrition at NIHI, Professor Cliona Ni Mhurchu.