Data

Year of publication

2018

Type

Quantitative

Design

Cross-sectional

Classification

NOVA

Country studied

Australia

Data

Primary

Data Collected

Database

Study setting

N/A

Age group of participant

N/A

Participant sex

N/A

Target population

N/A

Sample size

n=1269 (samples)

Analysing the use of the Australian Health Star Rating system by level of food processing./International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity

Goal

Analyse the use of health stars on new packaged food products entering the Australian marketplace by level of food processing.

Results

The majority of new food products displaying an HSR were UP (74.4%), followed by MP (12.5%), P (11.6%), and PCI (1.5%). The median HSR of MP products (4.5) was significantly higher than the median of P (4) and UP products (3. 5) (all p < 0.05). In all NOVA categories HSR profiles were distributed towards higher star ratings, and the majority (77%) of UP products displayed an HSR ≥ 2.5.

Authors

Sarah Dickie , Julie L. Woods and Mark Lawrence

Journal

DOI