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TABLE 1

Average Nutritional Values for Child-Targeted Products With a GF Claim Versus Child-Targeted Products With No Claim

Nutritional ValueFull Data Set (N = 374)
GF Claim (n = 66)No Claim (n = 308)Pa
Average per 100 g serving, (SD)    
 Calories 273.43 (157.33) 294.17 (161.28) .34 
 Sodium 180.22 (173.08) 295.34 (260.36) <.001 
 Fat 5.18 (7.07) 8.06 (8.02) .01 
 Free sugars 82.12 (63.56) 79.62 (63.18) .77 
 Saturated fat 1.37 (1.93) 3.02 (4.00) .001 
 Trans fat 0.01 (0.06) 0.05 (0.16) .09 
 Protein 3.89 (5.26) 5.55 (5.16) .02 
Average per 100 g serving, n (%)b    
 Sodium ratio ≥1 8 (12.1) 118 (38.3) <.001c 
 Fat >30% 8 (12.1) 92 (29.9) .002c 
 Sugar or free sugars >10% 53 (80.3) 249 (80.8) .936c 
 Saturated fat ≥10% 7 (10.6) 107 (35.1) <.001c 
 Trans fat ≥1% 3 (4.6) 11 (3.6) .705c 
 Artificial sugars 20 (6.5) .033c 
 Added sugars 48 (72.7) 224 (72.7) .580c 
Overall poor nutritional quality (PAHO criteria) 87.9% 96.8% <.001c 
Nutritional ValueFull Data Set (N = 374)
GF Claim (n = 66)No Claim (n = 308)Pa
Average per 100 g serving, (SD)    
 Calories 273.43 (157.33) 294.17 (161.28) .34 
 Sodium 180.22 (173.08) 295.34 (260.36) <.001 
 Fat 5.18 (7.07) 8.06 (8.02) .01 
 Free sugars 82.12 (63.56) 79.62 (63.18) .77 
 Saturated fat 1.37 (1.93) 3.02 (4.00) .001 
 Trans fat 0.01 (0.06) 0.05 (0.16) .09 
 Protein 3.89 (5.26) 5.55 (5.16) .02 
Average per 100 g serving, n (%)b    
 Sodium ratio ≥1 8 (12.1) 118 (38.3) <.001c 
 Fat >30% 8 (12.1) 92 (29.9) .002c 
 Sugar or free sugars >10% 53 (80.3) 249 (80.8) .936c 
 Saturated fat ≥10% 7 (10.6) 107 (35.1) <.001c 
 Trans fat ≥1% 3 (4.6) 11 (3.6) .705c 
 Artificial sugars 20 (6.5) .033c 
 Added sugars 48 (72.7) 224 (72.7) .580c 
Overall poor nutritional quality (PAHO criteria) 87.9% 96.8% <.001c 
a

P values calculated by using t test.

b

2 GF claim products and 9 no claim products were excluded from the analysis because they were minimally processed, as per PAHO criteria.

c

P values calculated by using χ2 test.

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