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A nutrient profiling system for the (re)formulation of a global food and beverage portfolio

Overview of attention for article published in European Journal of Nutrition, February 2016
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Title
A nutrient profiling system for the (re)formulation of a global food and beverage portfolio
Published in
European Journal of Nutrition, February 2016
DOI 10.1007/s00394-016-1161-9
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Authors

Antonis Vlassopoulos, Gabriel Masset, Veronique Rheiner Charles, Cassandra Hoover, Caroline Chesneau-Guillemont, Fabienne Leroy, Undine Lehmann, Jörg Spieldenner, E-Siong Tee, Mike Gibney, Adam Drewnowski

Abstract

To describe the Nestlé Nutritional Profiling System (NNPS) developed to guide the reformulation of Nestlé products, and the results of its application in the USA and France. The NNPS is a category-specific system that calculates nutrient targets per serving as consumed, based on age-adjusted dietary guidelines. Products are aggregated into 32 food categories. The NNPS ensures that excessive amounts of nutrients to limit cannot be compensated for by adding nutrients to encourage. A study was conducted to measure changes in nutrient profiles of the most widely purchased Nestlé products from eight food categories (n = 99) in the USA and France. A comparison was made between the 2009-2010 and 2014-2015 products. The application of the NNPS between 2009-2010 and 2014-2015 was associated with an overall downwards trend for all nutrients to limit. Sodium and total sugars contents were reduced by up to 22 and 31 %, respectively. Saturated Fatty Acids and total fat reductions were less homogeneous across categories, with children products having larger reductions. Energy per serving was reduced by <10 % in most categories, while serving sizes remained unchanged. The NNPS sets feasible and yet challenging targets for public health-oriented reformulation of a varied product portfolio; its application was associated with improved nutrient density in eight major food categories in the USA and France. Confirmatory analyses are needed in other countries and food categories; the impact of such a large-scale reformulation on dietary intake and health remains to be investigated.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Netherlands 2 1%
Switzerland 1 <1%
Unknown 134 98%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Postgraduate 40 29%
Student > Master 21 15%
Student > Ph. D. Student 14 10%
Other 13 9%
Researcher 11 8%
Other 21 15%
Unknown 17 12%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 46 34%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 26 19%
Nursing and Health Professions 12 9%
Social Sciences 8 6%
Engineering 4 3%
Other 18 13%
Unknown 23 17%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 64. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 01 December 2016.
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#457,281
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Outputs from European Journal of Nutrition
#102
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#9,924
of 278,037 outputs
Outputs of similar age from European Journal of Nutrition
#6
of 84 outputs
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