Data

Year of publication

2016

Type

Qualitative

Design

Narrative

Classification

NOVA

Country studied

N/A

Data

Secondary

Data Collected

Literature

Study setting

N/A

Age group of participant

N/A

Participant sex

N/A

Target population

N/A

Sample size

N/A

NOVA. The star shines bright/World Nutrition Journal

Goal

Describe the NOVA classification and its utility.

Results

The proportion of dietary energy in ultra-processed products has been recommended as an indicator of the quality of diets by the INFORMAS initiative. The utility of NOVA has been recognised in reports from the Pan American Health Organization and the UN Food and Agriculture Organization. Also (see below), the NOVA four food groups are the basis for the main recommendations of the current official Brazilian national food and nutrition guide.

Authors

Monteiro CA, Cannon G, Levy R, et al.

Journal

DOI