Health Star Rating Evaluation

Overview

The Health Star Rating (HSR) is a voluntary front-of-pack nutrition labelling system that was introduced to New Zealand and Australia in 2014. We will use our unique databases (annually-updated food labelling and composition data and nationally representative household food purchasing data) that span before and after introduction of HSR, to evaluate this policy. Using difference in difference fixed effects models and other natural experiment methods, we will measure the effects of HSR on population diets, through the pathways of: a) industry reformulation; and/or b) consumer food purchases

Aim

To measure the impact of voluntary front-of-pack nutrition labels (the Health Star Rating - HSR) on population diets.

Timeline

The project will begin in March 2019

Results

First results expected: 2020

Project Details
Tony Blakely

Project Lead
Prof Tony Blakely
Email: antony.blakely@unimelb.edu.au

Cliona Ni Mhurchu 02

Project Lead
Prof Cliona Ni Mhurchu
Email: c.nimhurchu@auckland.ac.nz
Ph: 09 923 4494