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Afghanistan, Australia, Bangladesh, China, Egypt, Ethiopia, Ghana, Guatemala, India, Indonesia, Kyrgyzstan, Mexico, Nigeria, the Philippines, Serbia, Sudan, the USA and Zimbabwe.
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n=291 (food packages)
The nutritional quality of supermarket own brand chilled convenience foods: An Australian Cross-sectionalstudy reveals limitations of the Health Star Rating
Assess the nutritional quality of Austrailian supermarket own brand chilled convenience foods (SOBCCF).
Fifty-four percentage of SOBCCF were classified as unhealthy according to AGTHE principles, 94 % were ultra-processed foods using NOVA and 81 % scored a HSR of ≥2·5, implying that they were a healthy choice. Some convenience food groups comprised more healthy choices overall including prepared vegetables, salad kits and bowls, soups and vegetarian food. A significantly larger proportion of SOBCCF from Coles were classified as unhealthy compared with Woolworths (70 v. 44 %, P < 0·05) using the AGTHE.
Pulker CE, Farquhar HR, Pollard CM, Scott JA.
Public Health Nutrition