Search No. Search Terms Number of Hits
33 Grocery stores / or food purchasing / or supermarkets 2,182
34 9 and 33 114
35 Exp literacy / or readability / or numeracy / or “numer* litera*” 412
36 9 and 35 6
37 Low income households / or poverty 2,958
38 9 and 37 9
39 Exp socioeconomic status 3211
40 8 and 39 35
41 Health beliefs / or food beliefs 1,401
42 9 and 41 62
43 Exp “human health and safety” 19,752
44 9 and 43 211
45 Health promotion / or public health 6777
46 9 and 45 225
47 Education / or health education / or nutrition education 7,952
48 9 and 47 100
49 “National labeling and education act” 3
50 “Laws and regulations” / or “bans and sanctions” / or consumer protection / or deregulation / or labeling / or law enforcement / or market regulations / or ownership / or patents / or product certification / or “standards and grades” / or trade regulations / or compliance / or “food law?” 22,579
51 9 and 50 585
52 “Purchase behavior” or “purchase intention” 83
53 9 and 52 12

Staff limited the searches to English language and to publication dates of 2000 and later. The initial search retrieved more than 4,900 citations, including more than 1,000 business citations, which were then sorted into predefined topics identified by the committee. The topical search terms included

•   Advertising/marketing

•   Brand names

•   Brand preferences

•   Choice behavior

•   Clutter

•   Consumer behavior

•   Diet/nutrient intake

•   Education

•   Food choice

•   Food law and legislation

•   Health promotion

•   Health/food beliefs

•   Health/safety

•   Literacy/numeracy

•   Low income/poverty

•   Nutrition labeling information

•   Purchase intention

•   Reformulation

•   Retail/purchasing

•   Socioeconomics



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