P059 Food Industry Self-regulation: Nutrition Quality of Products Marketed to Children Before and After Revised Nutrition Criteria
We assessed changes between 2017 and 2020 Children’s Food and Beverage Advertising Initiative (CFBAI) Product Lists in energy and nutrients to limit (saturated fats, sodium and total sugars) for products overall and food and drink categories. The nutrition quality of foods on the CFBAI Product List improved slightly from 2017 to 2020, with median NPI increases found only in two categories: sweet snacks and yogurts. However, the overall percent of foods with healthy NPI scores remained unchanged , and healthy products included primarily yogurts not advertised to children. Fewer drinks contained sweeteners in 2020 than in 2017. Additional improvements to CFBAI nutrition criteria and exclusion of unhealthy product categories are necessary.
Full citation: Jensen, M. L., Fleming-Milici, F., Mancini, S., McCann, M., & Harris, J. L. (2022). P059 Food Industry Self-regulation: Nutrition Quality of Products Marketed to Children Before and After Revised Nutrition Criteria. Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior, 54(7), S46. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jneb.2022.04.099