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dc.contributor.authorThe Food Monitoring Group
dc.date.accessioned2019-12-17T03:27:55Z
dc.date.available2019-12-17T03:27:55Z
dc.date.issued2012-07-27
dc.identifier.citationInternational collaborative project to compare and track the nutritional composition of fast foods. BMC Public Health 12, 559 (2012) doi:10.1186/1471-2458-12-559en_AU
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/2123/21540
dc.description.abstractBackground: Chronic diseases are the leading cause of premature death and disability in the world with over-nutrition a primary cause of diet-related ill health. Excess quantities of energy, saturated fat, sugar and salt derived from fast foods contribute importantly to this disease burden. Our objective is to collate and compare nutrient composition data for fast foods as a means of supporting improvements in product formulation. Methods/design: Surveys of fast foods will be done in each participating country each year. Information on the nutrient composition for each product will be sought either through direct chemical analysis, from fast food companies, in-store materials or from company websites. Foods will be categorized into major groups for the primary analyses which will compare mean levels of saturated fat, sugar, sodium, energy and serving size at baseline and over time. Countries currently involved include Australia, New Zealand, France, UK, USA, India, Spain, China and Canada, with more anticipated to follow. Discussion: This collaborative approach to the collation and sharing of data will enable low-cost tracking of fast food composition around the world. This project represents a significant step forward in the objective and transparent monitoring of industry and government commitments to improve the quality of fast foods.en_AU
dc.language.isoen_AUen_AU
dc.publisherBMCen_AU
dc.relationNHMRC GNT0571281, NHMRC GNT1003111en_AU
dc.rightsThis is an Open Access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0)en_AU
dc.subjectFood composition databaseen_AU
dc.subjectFood industryen_AU
dc.subjectFast fooden_AU
dc.subjectMonitoringen_AU
dc.titleInternational collaborative project to compare and track the nutritional composition of fast foodsen_AU
dc.typeArticleen_AU
dc.identifier.doi10.1186/1471-2458-12-559
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