Data

Year of publication

2010

Type

Quantitative

Design

Cross-sectional

Classification

NOVA (3 groups)

Country studied

Brazil

Data

Secondary

Data Collected

Survey

Study setting

Household

Age group of participant

All ages

Participant sex

Mixed

Target population

General

Sample size

n= 48 470 (households)

A new classification of foods based on the extent and purpose of their processing/Cad Saúde Pública

Goal

Describes a new food classification which assigns foodstuffs 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.

Results

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.

Authors

Monteiro CA, Levy RB, Claro RM, Castro IRR de, Cannon G.

Journal

DOI