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CHIBE Behavioral Economics Symposium Closes Seven-Year Research Program

Source: LDI eMagazine, January 3, 2017

The University of Pennsylvania LDI Center for Health Incentives and Behavioral Economics' 2016 Behavioral Economics and Health Symposium was both a spotlight on the latest research work as well as the conclusion of a Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and Donaghue Foundation funded program that began seven years ago. CHIBE played a lead role in the initiative whose goal was to explore the ways behavioral economics principles might be applied to health-related behaviors.


Warning Labels May Discourage Teens from Purchasing Sugary Drinks

Source: Forbes, New York Daily News, Philly.com, U.S. News & World ReportKnowledge@Wharton Radio, Times of India, American Heart Association, Nutrition Insight, Penn Medicine News, Health Day, Daily Mail, Healthy Food America, PreventObesity.Net, ElEconomista.es, Pourqui DocteurAJMC, India TV News, Medical Xpress, Beverage Daily, LDI Health Policy$ense, September 8, 2016

Teens are more than 15 percent less likely to say they would purchase soft drinks and other sugary drinks that include health warning labels, according to a new CHIBE study conducted by Christina Roberto, PhD and Eric Van Epps, PhD of the Psychology of Eating and Consumer Health Lab. The study, published in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine, is among the first to examine how warning labels on sugary drinks influence teens, and builds upon research published by the team earlier this year which showed that parents were less likely to select sugary beverages for their kids when labels warning about the dangers of added sugar – which can contribute to obesity, diabetes and tooth decay – were present.


Warning Labels May Deter Parents From Purchasing Sugar-sweetened Beverages for Kids

Sources: CBS NewsUS News & World Report, TIME, Fox News, Philly.com, Penn Medicine NewsHealthDayMedical News TodayWebMD, Medical Daily, Doctors Lounge, Medical Xpress, Capital Wired, NewsMaxInternational Business Times, January 14, 2016

An article published in Pediatrics by lead author Christina Roberto, PhD, found that warning labels on sugar-sweetened beverages may deter parents from purchasing them. Roberto commented that "Some states have introduced bills requiring SSBs to display health warning labels, but to date, there is little data to suggest how labels might influence purchasing habits, or which labels may be the most impactful." She notes that their findings are similar to those from studies that examined the effects of tobacco warning labels, which have been shown to encourage smoking cessation.