Data

Year of publication

2020

Type

Quantitative

Design

Cross-sectional

Classification

NOVA, other

Country studied

Afghanistan, Australia, Bangladesh, China, Egypt, Ethiopia, Ghana, Guatemala, India, Indonesia, Kyrgyzstan, Mexico, Nigeria, the Philippines, Serbia, Sudan, the USA and Zimbabwe.

Data

Secondary

Data Collected

Database

Study setting

Retail

Age group of participant

N/A

Participant sex

N/A

Target population

General

Sample size

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/Public Health Nutrition

Goal

Assess the nutritional quality of Austrailian supermarket own brand chilled convenience foods (SOBCCF).

Results

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.

Authors

Pulker CE, Farquhar HR, Pollard CM, Scott JA.

Journal

DOI