Therefore, the goal for food organizations cannot only be to spend the efforts on getting people to the healthy food, but shows the need to engage them more directly and through many types of interventions to change their behavior.
I love this thought from the article: A change in perception is not necessarily a change in behavior.
Lead author Dr Steven Cummins, Professor of Population Health at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, said: “US policymakers have implemented policies and interventions that encourage the location of supermarkets and grocery stores to improve diet and reduce diet-related diseases such as obesity and diabetes. Such policies form a central part of many US government schemes such as Michelle Obama’s Lets Move Childhood Obesity programme, and are high on the policy agenda in many other nations. However we don’t know whether these kinds of policies are effective in improving diet.
“Though these interventions are plausible and well-meaning, this study suggests that they are only effective in taking us part of the way in changing dietary behaviour — in order to realise their full potential we need to better understand how to translate changes in perception to changes in behaviours.”