The effect of front-of-pack nutritional labels and back-of-pack tables on dietary quality

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The effect of front-of-pack nutritional labels and back-of-pack tables on dietary quality. / Rønnow, Helene Normann.

I: Nutrients, Bind 12, Nr. 6, 1704, 06.2020.

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Rønnow, HN 2020, 'The effect of front-of-pack nutritional labels and back-of-pack tables on dietary quality', Nutrients, bind 12, nr. 6, 1704. https://doi.org/10.3390/nu12061704

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Rønnow, H. N. (2020). The effect of front-of-pack nutritional labels and back-of-pack tables on dietary quality. Nutrients, 12(6), [1704]. https://doi.org/10.3390/nu12061704

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Rønnow HN. The effect of front-of-pack nutritional labels and back-of-pack tables on dietary quality. Nutrients. 2020 jun;12(6). 1704. https://doi.org/10.3390/nu12061704

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Rønnow, Helene Normann. / The effect of front-of-pack nutritional labels and back-of-pack tables on dietary quality. I: Nutrients. 2020 ; Bind 12, Nr. 6.

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