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Title:Three essays evaluating food and nutrition policies
Author(s):Kim, Elizabeth Jiyoon
Director of Research:Ellison, Brenna
Doctoral Committee Chair(s):Ellison, Brenna
Doctoral Committee Member(s):Arends-Kuenning, Mary Paula; Michelson, Hope; Prescott, Melissa Pflugh
Department / Program:Agr & Consumer Economics
Discipline:Agricultural & Applied Econ
Degree Granting Institution:University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Subject(s):Universal school lunch program
intra-household reallocation
modified Nutrition Facts label
label comprehension
information avoidance
Abstract:Food and nutrition policies are designed to improve food choice behaviors as a means to improve long-term health outcomes. Many policies are targeted to address global challenges like obesity and food insecurity. School nutrition programs, for example, provide nutrition assistance to reduce children’s hunger and improve nutrition security. As another example, nutrition labels are mandated on products in an effort to promote healthier choices, which can be accomplished on the consumption side (e.g., consumers choosing healthier options) or the production side (e.g., requiring a label induces food manufacturers to produce healthier products). Evaluating such policies is necessary to determine whether the policies have improved food behaviors or health outcomes as intended. In my dissertation research, I evaluate the impacts of two policies related to food and nutrition: the universal Free School Lunch Program in South Korea and the recently modified Nutrition Facts label in the United States.
Issue Date:2020-07-13
Rights Information:Copyright 2020 Elizabeth Jiyoon Kim
Date Available in IDEALS:2020-10-07
Date Deposited:2020-08

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