A meta-review on interventions that aim to influence animal-product consumption was published recently in the journal, Future Foods.
The authors found that informing consumers about the environmental consequences of meat consumption may reduce consumption. Providing information on health impacts, emphasizing positive social norms around plant-based diets, and reducing meat portion sizes also appeared promising, although with more limited evidence. “Reviews examining interventions that decreased consumption predominately focused on meat (10/12 reviews).”
The authors concluded that, “[f]uture reviews should conduct quantitative syntheses where appropriate and examine interventions that influence the consumption of animal products other than meat.” See below URL to access the article in its entirety.
Key words: Animal products, Behavior change, Plant-based diet, Nutrition, Food choice, Planetary health
Citation: Grundy, E. A. C., Slattery, P., Saeri, A. K., Watkins, K., Houlden, T., Farr, N., Askin, H., Lee, J., Mintoft-Jones, A., Cyna, S., Dziegielewski, A., Gelber, R., Rowe, A., Mathur, M. B., Timmons, S., Zhao, K., Wilks, M., Peacock, J. R., Harris, J., … Zorker, M. (2022). Interventions that influence animal-product consumption: A meta-review. Future Foods, 5, . https://doi.org/10.1016/j.fufo.2021.100111