Dietetics researchers at the University of Newcastle hope to prompt changes in labelling of snacks with the results of their new online snack survey.

The results of the study will be used to inform consumers about their dietary choices and perceptions about nutrition values.

Doctor Tamara Bucher says this survey will help establish how people find out the nutritional information about snacks, and how they evaluate the nutritiousness of different snacks, which could be vital in helping consumers make healthy choices in the future.

“We aim to use the results of this study to better inform people that make nutrition labels and to improve nutrition information for consumers in the long term.”

“We will also use these results to make new labels which will consider portion size to a certain extent.”