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Table 1 Nutrition criteria according to each stage of the standards

From: Compliance with nutrition standards in Mexican schools and their effectiveness: a repeated cross-sectional study

Food categories No. Description Stage 2 Stage 3 Stage 4
Prepared (fried and non-fried) foods 1 Portion per package 1 1 NAa
2 Portion (kcal) ≤180 ≤180 NA
3 Proteins (% of calories) ≥10 (4.5 g) ≥10 (4.5 g) NA
4 Total fats (% of calories) ≤35 ≤30 NA
5 Saturated fats (%of calories) ≤15 ≤10 NA
6 Trans-fatty acids (g/portion) ≤0.5 ≤0.5 NA
7 Sodium (mg/portion) ≤230 ≤220 NA
Milk 1 Portion per package 1 1 1
2 Portion (ml) ≤250 ≤250 ≤250
3 Calories per 100 g ≤50 ≤50 ≤50
4 Total fats (g/100 g) ≤2.5 ≤2.5 ≤2.5
Solid yogurt 1 Portion per package 1 1 1
2 Portion (g) ≤150 ≤150 ≤150
3 Total fats (g/100 g) ≤2.5 ≤2.5 ≤2.5
4 Total sugars (%) NA NA ≤30
Drinkable yogurt and fermented dairy products 1 Portion per package 1 1 1
2 Portion (g) ≤250 ≤200 ≤200
3 Total fats (g/100 g) ≤1.6 ≤1.4 ≤1.4
4 Total sugars (%) NA NA ≤30
Fruit juices and vegetable juices 1 Portions per package 1 1 1
2 Portion (ml) ≤200 ≤125 ≤125
3 Calories per portion (kcal) ≤110 ≤70 ≤70
Sweetened fruit juices 1 Portions per package 1 1 1
2 Portion (ml) ≤200 ≤125 ≤125
3 Calories per portion (kcal) ≤110 ≤70 ≤70
Soy-based beverages 1 Portions per package 1 1 1
2 Portion (ml) ≤200 ≤125 ≤125
3 Calories per portion (kcal) ≤60 ≤40 ≤40
4 Sodium (mg/100 ml) ≤110 ≤105 ≤105
5 Total fats (g/100 ml) ≤2.5 ≤2.5 ≤2.5
6 Saturated fats (%) ≤21% of total fats ≤21% of total fats ≤21% of total fats
Snacks 1 Portions per package 1 1 1
2 Calories per portion (kcal) ≤130 ≤130 ≤130
3 Total fats (% of calories) ≤40 ≤35 ≤35
4 Saturated fats (%of calories) ≤25 ≤15 ≤15
5 Trans-fatty acids (g/portion) ≤0.5 ≤0.5 ≤0.5
6 Sodium (mg/portion) ≤200 ≤180 ≤180
7 Total sugars (% of calories) NA NA ≤10
Cookies, snack cakes, candies and desertes 1 Portions per package 1 1 1
2 Calories per portion (kcal) ≤130 ≤130 ≤130
3 Total fats (% of calories) ≤40 ≤35 ≤35
4 Saturated fats (%of calories) ≤20 ≤15 ≤15
5 Trans-fatty acids (g/portion) ≤0.5 ≤0.5 ≤0.5
6 Sodium (mg/portion) ≤200 ≤180 ≤180
7 Total sugars (% of calories) NA NA ≤20
Nuts and dry legumes 1 Portions per package 1 1 1
2 Calories per portion (kcal) ≤130 ≤130 ≤130
3 Saturated fats (%of calories) ≤25 ≤15 ≤15
4 Trans-fatty acids (g/portion) ≤0.5 ≤0.5 ≤0.5
5 Sodium (mg/portion) ≤200 ≤180 ≤180
6 Total sugars (% of calories NA NA ≤10
  1. aPrepared foods (foods that are prepared from fresh ingredients in the school, for example sandwiches and tacos) are discouraged in stage 4 of the standards