Year of publication
NOVA (3 groups)
Age group of participant
n= 48 470 (households)
A new classification of foods based on the extent and purpose of their processing
Describes a new food classification which assigns food products according to the extent and purpose of the industrial processing applied to them. Apply the classification to describe the relative contribution of food groups to the overall and income-specific household food availability in Brazil.
The average daily food availability was 1,792 kcal/person being 42.5% from group 1 (mostly rice and beans and meat and milk), 37.5% from group 2 (mostly vegetable oils, sugar, and flours), and 20% from group 3 (mostly breads, biscuits, sweets, soft drinks, and sausages). The share of group 3 foods increased with income, and represented almost one third of all calories in higher income households.
Monteiro CA, Levy RB, Claro RM, Castro IRR de, Cannon G.
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