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Does Sodium Knowledge Affect Dietary Choices and Health Behaviors? Results From a Survey of Los Angeles County Residents


Reproductions of Nutrition Facts labels from soups and sauces presented to participants for evaluation. Two labels give nutrition information on 2 types of soups, and 3 labels give nutrition information for 3 types of sauces. In the first set of 2 soup labels, 1 label shows lower calorie content but much higher sodium content. In the second set of 3 sauce labels, serving sizes are different.

Nutrition Facts labels presented to participants for evaluation, Los Angeles County, Internet panel survey, 2014–2016. Participants were asked to use the 2 labels at the top to select the healthier of the 2 soups, A or B. They were also asked to identify which of the 3 Nutrition Facts labels on the bottom, A, B, or C, had the least sodium per cup.

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