Monitoring the levels of important nutrients in the food supply

Show simple item record Neal, B en Sacks, G en Swinburn, Boyd en Vandevijvere, Stefanie en Dunford, E en Snowdon, W en Webster, J en Barquera, S en Friel, S en Hawkes, C en Kelly, B en Kumanyika, S en L'Abbe, M en Lee, A en Lobstein, T en Ma, J en Macmullan, J en Mohan, S en Monteiro, C en Rayner, M en Sanders, D en Walker, C en 2015-05-13T05:18:24Z en 2013 en
dc.identifier.citation Obesity Review, 2013, 14 (Suppl 1), pp. 49 - 58 en
dc.identifier.issn 1467-789X en
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dc.description.abstract A food supply that delivers energy-dense products with high levels of salt, saturated fats and trans fats, in large portion sizes, is a major cause of non-communicable diseases (NCDs). The highly processed foods produced by large food corporations are primary drivers of increases in consumption of these adverse nutrients. The objective of this paper is to present an approach to monitoring food composition that can both document the extent of the problem and underpin novel actions to address it. The monitoring approach seeks to systematically collect information on high-level contextual factors influencing food composition and assess the energy density, salt, saturated fat, trans fats and portion sizes of highly processed foods for sale in retail outlets (with a focus on supermarkets and quick-service restaurants). Regular surveys of food composition are proposed across geographies and over time using a pragmatic, standardized methodology. Surveys have already been undertaken in several high- and middle-income countries, and the trends have been valuable in informing policy approaches. The purpose of collecting data is not to exhaustively document the composition of all foods in the food supply in each country, but rather to provide information to support governments, industry and communities to develop and enact strategies to curb food-related NCDs. en
dc.relation.ispartofseries Obesity Review en
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dc.title Monitoring the levels of important nutrients in the food supply en
dc.type Journal Article en
dc.identifier.doi 10.1111/obr.12075 en
pubs.issue Suppl 1 en
pubs.begin-page 49 en
pubs.volume 14 en
dc.identifier.pmid 24074210 en
pubs.end-page 58 en
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pubs.subtype JOUR en
pubs.subtype Review en
pubs.elements-id 407914 en Medical and Health Sciences en Population Health en Epidemiology & Biostatistics en
pubs.record-created-at-source-date 2013-12-16 en
pubs.dimensions-id 24074210 en

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