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Monitoring the levels of important nutrients in the food supply

Neal, B.; Sacks, G.; Swinburn, B.; Vandevijvere, S.; Dunford, E.; Snowdon, W.; Webster, J.; Barquera, S.; Hawkes, C.; Kelly, B.; Kumanyika, S.; L’Abbé, M.; Lee, A.; Lobstein, T.; Ma, J.; Macmullan, J.; Mohan, S.; Monteiro, C.; Rayner, M.; Sanders, D.; Walker, C.; Friel, Sharon


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...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2013-09-17
Type: Journal article
Source: Obesity Reviews 14 .Suppl. 1 (2013): 49-58
DOI: 10.1111/obr.12075


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