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Table 2 Contribution of product subcategories to total food and beverage advertising on the Sydney metropolitan train network

From: An audit of food and beverage advertising on the Sydney metropolitan train network: regulation and policy implications

Advertisement subcategory Number of (% of total food) advertisements Total (%)
Summer Winter
Core
 Bottled water (including mineral and soda water) 59 (5.9) 72 (7.9) 6.8
 Soups, salads and sandwiches, including frozen meals (<10 g fat/serve), soups (<2 g fat/100 g, excludes dehydrated), sandwiches, mixed salads and low fat savoury sauces (<10 g fat/100 g; includes pasta simmer sauces), low fat mixed meals or side dishes (<10 g fat) 0 (0) 15 (1.6) 0.8
 Breads (include high fibre, low fat crackers), rice, pasta and noodles 4 (0.4) 0 (0) 0.2
 Vegetables and vegetable products 0 (0) 3 (0.3) 0.2
 Low fat/reduced fat milk, yoghurt, custard (<3 g/100 g fat) and cheese (<15 g fat/100 g); includes 50% reduced fat cheddar, ricotta and cottage and their alternatives (e.g. soy) (including probiotic drinks) 1 (0.1) 0 (0) 0.1
Discretionary
 Snack foods, including chips, savoury crisps, extruded snacks, popcorn, sugar-sweetened fruit and vegetable products, and sugar coated and salted nuts 253 (25.3) 226 (24.7) 25.0
 Sugar sweetened drinks including soft drinks, cordials, electrolyte drinks and flavour additions (e.g. Milo) 230 (23) 210 (22.9) 23.0
 Intense-sweetened beverages 191 (19.1) 167 (18.2) 18.7
 Alcohol 52 (5.2) 67 (7.3) 6.2
 High fat savoury biscuits, sweet biscuits, cakes, muffins, pastries, pies 64 (6.4) 9 (1.0) 3.8
 Fast food restaurants/meals (including pizza, burgers, ‘healthy’ alternatives from fast food restaurants) 25 (2.5) 24 (2.6) 2.6
 Chocolate and confectionary (including regular and sugar-free chewing gum) 21 (2.1) 26 (2.8) 2.6
 Ice cream and iced confection 10 (1.0) 16 (1.7) 1.4
 High fat/sugar/salt spreads (including yeast extracts, excludes peanut butter), oils, high fat savoury sauces, mixed meals and side dishes (>10 g fat/100 g), meal helpers (including stocks, tomato paste) and soups (>2 g fat/100 g, tinned and all dehydrated) 12 (1.2) 7 (0.8) 1.0
 Fruit juice and fruit drinks 0 (0) 1 (0.1) 0.1
 Full cream milk, yoghurt, custard, dairy desserts (>3 g fat/100 g) and cheese (25% reduced fat and full fat varieties) and high salt cheese (including haloumi and feta) and their alternatives 1 (0.1) 0 (0) 0.1
Miscellaneous
 Brand only – nil specific products mentioned 71 (7.1) 49 (5.3) 6.3
 Supermarkets - non-specified (generic supermarket ads or not clearly for core or discretionary) 3 (0.3) 11 (1.2) 0.7
 Vitamin and mineral supplements 1 (0.1) 2 (0.2) 0.2
 Tea and coffee 0 (0) 3 (0.3) 0.2
 Supermarkets – advertising core foods 0 (0) 4 (0.4) 0.2
 Supermarkets – advertising discretionary foods 0 (0) 1 (0.1) 0.1
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