Interventions that influence animal-product consumption: a meta-review 

 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 Foods5, [100111].

Published by greengrass50

My name is Christine McCullum-Gomez, PhD, RDN. I am a registered dietitian nutritionist with expertise in environmental nutrition, food and nutrition policy, food and nutrition security, food justice, chronic disease prevention, regenerative & organic agriculture, and sustainable healthy dietary patterns. Currently, I serve on the Editorial Review Board and as a Column Editor for the Journal of Hunger & Environmental Nutrition. I live in Bogota, Colombia with my husband, two teenagers (boy-girl twins), and our dog Honey. My website is: You can follow me on Instagram at:

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