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Table 1 Comparison of the nutrient profile models of Mexico, WHO Europe and United Kingdom

From: Nutritional quality of foods and non-alcoholic beverages advertised on Mexican television according to three nutrient profile models

  Mexicana WHO Europe† UKNPM‡
Based on Food categories Food categories Food or Beverages
Categories 12 categories 17 categories
Subcategories Subcategories
Criteria Cut points for nutrition criteria and specified food groups that are completely in or out for food marketing. Cut points for nutrition criteria and specified food groups that are completely in or out for food marketing. Score by points • “less healthy” (>4 points for foods and >1 point for beverages)
Nutrients covered by the model Energy, sodium, saturated fat and total sugar Energy, salt, artificial sweeteners, total fat, saturated fat, total sugar and added sugar A points • Energy, saturated fat, total sugar and sodium C points • Fruit, vegetables and nuts; fiber and protein.
Measure Serving size 100 g /ml 100 g /ml
Developed by COFEPRIS based on the European pledge World Health Organization members Academic researchers by Oxford University
  1. aMexican Ministry of Health. Nutritional criteria for food and non-Alcoholic beverages advertising in television and cinemas targeted to children. Mexico; 2014 [24]. †WHO Regional Office for Europe [28]. ‡ Rayner M, Scarborough P, Boxer A, Stockley L. Nutrient profiles: Development of Final Model. British Heart Foundation Health Promotion Research Group, Department of Public Health, University of Oxford; 2005 [29]