Are interventions to promote healthy eating equally effective for all? Systematic review of socioeconomic inequalities in impact

Interventions to promote healthy eating make a potentially powerful contribution to the primary prevention of non communicable diseases. It is not known whether healthy eating interventions are equally effective among all sections of the population, nor whether they narrow or widen the health gap between rich and poor. The aim of this systematic review of interventions was to promote healthy eating to identify whether impacts differ by
socioeconomic position (SEP). The vast majority of studies identified did not explore differential effects by SEP. Interventions aimed at improving
population health should be routinely evaluated for differential socioeconomic impact.

Authors: R. McGill, E. Anwar, L. Orton, H. Bromley, F. Lloyd-Williams, M. O’Flaherty, D. Taylor-Robinson, M. Guzman-Castillo, D. Gillespie, P. Moreira, K. Allen, L. Hyseni, N. Calder, M. Petticrew, M. White, M. Whitehead, S. Capewell

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Financial security, social protection, social inclusion, access to care, poverty, Non-communicable diseases, alcohol, nutrition, obesity, cancer, smoking, physical activity
European, International

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