Clinical Trial

Impact of Warnings on Sugar-Sweetened Beverages

Study Description

Impact of Warnings on Sugar-Sweetened Beverages

The purpose of this randomized controlled trial is to determine whether pictorial warnings on sugar-sweetened beverages are more effective than neutral labels at reducing parents' purchases of sugar-sweetened beverages for their children. Participants will be parents or guardians of at least one child age 2-12. The trial will take place in a mock convenience store. Participants will be randomly assigned to a pictorial warnings arm in which all sugar-sweetened beverages in the store are labeled with pictorial warnings, or to a control arm in which all sugar-sweetened beverages in the store are labeled with a neutral label. All participants will visit the mock convenience store setup based on their randomized trial arm and be instructed to engage in a shopping task. Participants will complete a computer survey after the shopping task.

Location

Locations Selected Location

Methods

No pharmaceutical medication involved No pharmaceutical medication involved
Patients and healthy individuals accepted Patients and healthy individuals accepted

Sugar-Sweetened Beverage Warning Label

Labels with a pictorial warning will be applied to the front-of-package of all sugar-sweetened beverage containers in the mock store. Investigators developed the text and design of these labels based on previous research.

Neutral label

Neutral labels will be applied to the front-of-package of all sugar-sweetened beverage containers in the mock store. Investigators developed the design of these labels.

Additional Information

Official Study Title

Randomized Controlled Trial Evaluating the Impact of Warnings on Sugar-Sweetened Beverages

Clinical Trial ID

NCT04223687

ParticipAid ID

av2nga