Strategies to promote healthier food purchases: a pilot supermarket intervention study.
Cliona Ni Mhurchu, Tony Blakely, Joanne Wall, Anthony Rodgers, Yannan Jiang, Jenny Wilton
Public Health Nutr | Published : 2007
OBJECTIVE: To pilot the design and methodology for a large randomised controlled trial (RCT) of two interventions to promote healthier food purchasing: culturally appropriate nutrition education and price discounts. DESIGN: A 12-week, single-blind, pilot RCT. Effects on food purchases were measured using individualised electronic shopping data ('Shop 'N Go' system). Partial data were also collected on food expenditure at other (non-supermarket) retail outlets. SETTING: A supermarket in Wellington, New Zealand. PARTICIPANTS: Eligible customers were those who were the main household shoppers, shopped mainly at the participating store, and were registered to use the Shop 'N Go system. Ninety-se..View full abstract