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Table 1 Variables to be collected‡ and format

From: International collaborative project to compare and track the nutritional composition of fast foods

Primary Format
Country country where data are collected
Fast food category refer to Table 2
Fast food sub-category (major) refer to Table 2
Company name as per data source
Product name as per data source
Serving size grams or millilitres
Energy kilojoules or kilocalories / 100 grams or 100 millilitres
Saturated fat grams / 100 grams or 100 millilitres
Total sugars grams / 100 grams or 100 millilitres
Sodium* milligrams / 100 grams or 100 millilitres
Data source NIP, MANUF, WEB, DATAB, OTHER
Date of data collection date (dd/mm/yyyy)
Secondary
Total fat grams / 100 grams or 100 millilitres
Trans fat grams / 100 grams or 100 millilitres
Monounsaturated fat grams / 100 grams or 100 millilitres
Polyunsaturated fat grams / 100 grams or 100 millilitres
Protein grams / 100 grams or 100 millilitres
Carbohydrate grams / 100 grams or 100 millilitres
Dietary fibre grams / 100 grams or 100 millilitres
Sub-category (minor) as defined for each country
Ingredients list Listing of ingredients
Price cost of product per item
Promoted as healthy option Yes/No – promoted by food manufacturer as small portion, lite option, or healthier option
Notes as deemed important by each collaborating country
  1. NIP, nutrition information panel on product packaging; MANUF, direct from manufacturer; WEB, direct from internet site; DATAB, from external branded database.
  2. *it will also be possible to submit data as salt in grams / 100 grams or 100 millilitres.
  3. ‡ countries will be required to indicate if the definition for a nutrient varies from that in the protocol.
  4. additional variables can be collected by each country as required (e.g. calcium).