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Lack of nutrient declarations and low nutritional quality of pre-packaged foods sold in Guatemalan supermarkets/Public Health Nutrition
Assess the presence of nutrtion declartations and nutritional quality in pre-packaged food products sold in Guatemala.
Energy content was declared in 87·0 %; total fats in 86·1 %; saturated fats in 81·5 %; trans-fats in 48·9 %; total sugars in 70·3 %; added sugars in 0·5 % and Na/salt in 85·5 % of products. Insufficient nutrient information made impossible to assess nutritional quality in 36·6 and 17·1 % of products with the PAHO and WHO-Europe models, respectively. Using PAHO and WHO nutrient profiles, we found that 66·2 and 50 % of food products did not meet the model’s nutritional criteria.
Alarcon-Calderon A, Vandevijvere S, Ramírez-Zea M, Kroker-Lobos MF.