Scoping review of economic interventions to improve diet and physical activity

We completed a systematic scoping review of studies assessing the effect of specific economic interventions that change prices or income on diet and physical activity-related behaviours and their corollary outcomes. Whilst only a minority (11%) of the identified studies included outcomes related to physical activity, the review was successful in  i) identifying four types of economic intervention in use, ii) identifying ways in which future economic studies could be strengthened, and iii) providing a typology to aid future studies.

Economic instruments for population diet and physical activity behaviour change: a systematic scoping review. Shemilt, Hollands, Marteau, Nakamura, Jebb, Kelly, Suhrcke, Ogilvie, 2013.

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