Lack of nutrient declarations and low nutritional quality of pre-packaged foods sold in Guatemalan supermarkets.

Last updated on 4-1-2021 by Stefanie Vandevijvere

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OBJECTIVE: To assess the presence of nutrition declarations and nutritional quality in pre-packaged food products sold in Guatemala. DESIGN: We photographed nutrition labels of pre-packaged foods. We extracted information about declaration of energy, total/saturated/trans-fats, total/added sugars and Na content (critical nutrients). We classified all products according to their degree of processing (NOVA classification) and nutritional quality (PAHO and WHO-Europe nutrient profile models). SETTING: Pre-packaged foods for sale in seven supermarkets in Guatemala City. PARTICIPANTS: T…

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