Study: Health Warning Labels Could Deter Many Parents From Purchasing Sugary Beverages for Their Children
A new study published in Pediatrics finds that 40% of parents say they would purchase sugary drinks for their children if the beverages came with health warning labels, compared with 60% who said they would buy such beverages without the labels. The researchers concluded that health warning labels on sugary drinks can improve "parents' understanding of health harms associated with overconsumption of such beverages and may reduce parents' purchase of [such drinks] for their children."
- "Labels That Make Parents Stop Before They Pop Open a Soda" (Thielking, "Morning Rounds," STAT News, 1/14).
- "The Influence of Sugar-Sweetened Beverage Health Warning Labels on Parents' Choices" (Roberto et al., Pediatrics, 1/13).