Data

Year of publication

2020

Type

Quantitative

Design

Cross-sectional

Classification

Other (Based on Peruvian Law No, 30021)

Country studied

Peru

Data

Primary

Data Collected

Other (photographs)

Study setting

Retails

Age group of participant

N/A

Participant sex

N/A

Target population

Vulnerable (childrens)

Sample size

n=1092 (samples)

Relationship between Marketing to Children on Food Labeling and Critical Nutrient Content in Processed and Ultra-Processed Products Sold in Supermarkets in Lima, Peru

Goal

Provide useful information about marketing to kids found in labeling of food products sold in a supermarket chain in Lima, Peru and to determine its relationship with critical nutrient content.

Results

A relationship was found between the use of techniques in marketing to kids and the level of critical nutrient regarding saturated fat (PR = 0.56; CI95%: 0.52–0.63), total sugar (PR = 1.70; CI95%: 1.64–1.77), and sodium (PR = 1.05; CI95%: 1.03–1.07). Particularly with sugar, the presence of M2K is a risk factor. New regulatory policies for the use of these food labeling techniques should be implemented to improve children’s health at the population level.

Authors

Torres-Schiaffino D, Saavedra-Garcia L.

Journal

Nutrients

DOI