Year of publication
Afghanistan, Australia, Bangladesh, China, Egypt, Ethiopia, Ghana, Guatemala, India, Indonesia, Kyrgyzstan, Mexico, Nigeria, the Philippines, Serbia, Sudan, the USA and Zimbabwe.
Age group of participant
n=4451 (food products)
Evaluating nutrient-based indices against food-and diet-based indices to assess the health potential of foods: How does the Australian health star rating system perform after five years?/Nutrients
Evaluate the nutrient profile-informed Austrailian Health Star Rating (HSR), against NOVA and an index informed by the Austrailian Dietary Guidelines (ADGs), to determine the extent of alignment.
The median HSR of non-UP foods (4) was significantly higher than UP foods (3.5) (p < 0.01), and the median HSR of FFG foods (4) was significantly higher than discretionary foods (2.5) (p < 0.01). However, 73% of UP foods, and 52.8% of discretionary foods displayed an HSR ≥ 2.5. Results indicate the currently implemented HSR system is inadvertently providing a ‘health halo’ for almost ¾ of UP foods and ½ of discretionary foods displaying an HSR.
Dickie S, Woods JL, Baker P, Elizabeth L, Lawrence MA.