LABELING STRENGTHENS HEALTHIER CHOICES, STUDY FINDS

ANN ARBOR, Mich. -- Green or yellow labels placed on supermarket shelves to mark healthier food choices are effective in guiding African-Americans and others in their grocery shopping, according to a new study from the University of Michigan here.The school worked on the study with 18 Farmer Jack supermarkets in the Detroit area under a grant from Merck Pharmaceuticals and the Michigan Department

ANN ARBOR, Mich. -- Green or yellow labels placed on supermarket shelves to mark healthier food choices are effective in guiding African-Americans and others in their grocery shopping, according to a new study from the University of Michigan here.

The school worked on the study with 18 Farmer Jack supermarkets in the Detroit area under a grant from Merck Pharmaceuticals and the Michigan Department of Community Health.

The study looked at the effect of the M-Fit Shelf Labeling

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