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SC 3: Diet and Physical Activity Behavior Change

Food Labeling

What is the effect of use of food and menu labels on measures of food selection and dietary intake in U.S. population groups? What is the effect of use of food and menu labels on body weight across population groups?

NEL Systematic Review

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