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Table 2 Type and frequency of promoted foods and beverages around the schools (% of total ads)

From: Mapping of outdoor food and beverage advertising around primary and secondary schools in Kampala city, Uganda

Major and minor food categoriesa Number Percent
Healthy foods 85 7
Bottled water 31 3
Healthy oils and low-fat savory sauces 21 2
Staple foods/plain starch products 12 1
Low-fat dairy and dairy alternatives, and drinks 11 1
Meat and meat alternatives 4 0
Low sugar, high fiber cereals 2 0
Fruit/fruits products without added sugar 2 0
Healthy snacks 2 0
Unhealthy foods 887 86
Sugar-sweetened beverages 522 51
Alcohol 233 23
High fat and/or sugar flavoured dairy products 56 5
Chocolate and candy 25 2
Fast food 15 2
Savoury snack food 9 1
Other high fat/salt products 9 1
Sweet breads, biscuits, pies, and pastries 6 1
Ice cream and desserts 3 0
Fruit juice/drinks (< 98%) 3 0
Sugar-rich, low fiber cereals 3 0
Ultra-processed meat and meat alternatives 2 0
Miscellaneous 62 7
Condiments, seasonings and recipe additions 47 5
Baby and toddler milk formulae 9 1
Vitamin or dietary supplements 4 1
Tea and coffee 2 0
Total 1034 100
  1. a Major food categories (in bold): healthy/unhealthy/miscellaneous. Minor food categories: the type of food product advertised under their respective major food category