Health Star Rating Evaluation


The Health Star Rating (HSR) is a voluntary front-of-pack nutrition labelling system that was introduced to New Zealand and Australia in 2014. We will use our unique databases (annually-updated food labelling and composition data and nationally representative household food purchasing data) that span before and after introduction of HSR, to evaluate this policy. Using difference in difference fixed effects models and other natural experiment methods, we will measure the effects of HSR on population diets, through the pathways of: a) industry reformulation; and/or b) consumer food purchases


To measure the impact of voluntary front-of-pack nutrition labels (the Health Star Rating - HSR) on population diets.


The project will begin in March 2019


Project Details
Tony Blakely

Project Lead
Prof Tony Blakely

Cliona Ni Mhurchu 02

Project Lead
Prof Cliona Ni Mhurchu
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