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Table 1 Overview of the focus group topic list.

From: Perceptions on the use of pricing strategies to stimulate healthy eating among residents of deprived neighbourhoods: a focus group study

  Focus group section Focus group topics Delphi effectiveness score (median)a
1 Attitudes and perceptions on aspects of food selection - Aspects of food selection
- Reasons for healthy/unhealthy eating
- Capability of eating healthy
 
2 Attitudes and perceptions towards food prices - Attitudes and perceptions towards prices of healthy and unhealthy food
- Importance of price in food selection
 
3 Thinking up pricing strategies - Opinion about pricing strategies as tool to stimulate healthy eating
- Thinking up pricing strategies
 
4 Attitude and perception regarding nine pricing strategies from Delphi Study 1. Prohibition of discounts on unhealthy food items: a. Overall opinion; b. Which products; c. Positive/negative aspects; d. Usefulness; e. Need for consumers; f. Leads to different food choices? g. Is it patronizing? h. Compatibility 3
   2.Allowance for low-income groups designed to purchase healthy food: a. Overall opinion; b. Which products; c. Positive/negative aspects; d. Magnitude of the allowance; e. Usefulness; f. Need for consumers; g. Leads to different food choices? h. Is it patronizing? i. Complexity/communicability. 2
   3. Healthy food options being on offer more frequently: a. Overall opinion; b. Which products; c. Positive/negative aspects; d. Magnitude of the offers; e. Usefulness; f. Need for consumers; g. Leads to different food choices? h. Is it patronizing? i. Complexity/communicability. 5
   4. Healthy food items discount card exclusively for low-income groups: a. Overall opinion; b. Which products; c. Positive/negative aspects; d. Discount magnitude; e. Usefulness; f. Need for consumers; g. Leads to different food choices? h. Is it patronizing? i. Complexity/communicability. 3
   5. Offering small presents, extras or saving stamps with healthy food items: a. Overall opinion; b Which products; c. Positive/negative aspects; d. Usefulness; e. Need for consumers; f. Leads to different food choices? g. Is it patronizing? h. Compatibility? i. Complexity/communicability 4
   6. Making healthy food items cheaper and unhealthy food items more expensive: a. Overall opinion; b. Which products; c. Positive/negative aspects; d. Magnitude of the price differences; e. Usefulness; f. Need for consumers; g. Leads to different food choices? h. Is it patronizing? i. Complexity/communicability 4
   7. Subsidizing healthy foods: a. Overall opinion; b. Which products; c. Positive/negative aspects; d. magnitude of subsidy; e. Usefulness; f. Need for consumers; g. Leads to different food choices? h. Is it patronizing? i. Complexity/communicability. 4
   8. Tax increase on unhealthy food items: a. Overall opinion; b Which products; c. Positive/negative aspects; d. Magnitude of the tax; e. Usefulness; f. Need for consumers; g. Leads to different food choices? h. Is it patronizing? i. Complexity/communicability. 3
   9. Insurance premium cutback when a healthy diet is comprised: a. Overall opinion; b. When allocated; c. Positive/negative aspects; d. Magnitude of premium cutback; e. Usefulness; f. Need for consumers; g. Leads to different food choices? h. Is it patronizing? i. Complexity/communicability. 3
  1. a In the Delphi study, the experts (n = 44) judged the feasibility of the pricing strategies on a 7-point Likert scale. The scores in the Table present the median [23]