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Sheraton Uptown, Albuquerque, NM, USA
Sunday, April 23 • 8:00am - 9:30am
C3A-Nutrition Label Reading and Positive Financial Behavior

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The study explored relationships between the practice of reading Nutrition Facts labels on foods and beverages and performance of ten positive personal finance practices. Data came from a 20-question online quiz that provides a simultaneous assessment of individuals’ health and financial practices. The data set included 3,361 observations from U.S. residents. OLS linear regressions used the score of financial behaviors as a dependent variable. Model 1 included only nutrition label reading as the independent variable that was positively associated with the financial behavior score. Model 2 added demographic characteristics as control variables and nutrition label reading behavior was still positively associated with financial behavior. Support was found for the hypothesis that respondents who report frequent nutrition label reading have higher financial behavior scores than others.

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Karen Ensle

Family and Community Health Sciences Educator, Rutgers University
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Barbara O'Neill

Extension Specialist, Rutgers Cooperative Extension
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Jing Jian Xiao

Professor and JFCP Editor, University of Rhode Island
Dr. Jing Jian Xiao is a consumer economics professor at University of Rhode Island. He is also the editor of Journal of Financial Counseling and Planning and the co-guest editor for the special issue on “Consumer Wellbeing in Asia” of Journal of Consumer Affairs.


Sunday April 23, 2017 8:00am - 9:30am
Wurlitzer

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