Food Pantries Select Healthier Foods After Nutrition Information is Available on Their Food Bank’s Ordering Platform

In the USA, community-based food pantries provide free groceries to people struggling with food insecurity. Many pantries obtain food from regional food banks using an online shopping platform. A food bank introduced a visible nutrition rank (i.e. green, yellow or red) onto its platform. The hypothesis was that pantry orders would increase for the healthiest options (green) and decrease for the least healthy options (red).

Full Citation: Martin K, Xu R, Schwartz MB. Food pantries select healthier foods after nutrition information is available on their food bank’s ordering platform [published online ahead of print, 2020 Nov 27]. Public Health Nutrition. 2020;1-8.