The Product Profile shows how nutritious the products are that each company sells in the United States, i.e. the nutritional quality of their product portfolio according to independent criteria weighted by retail sales. The role of the Product Profile assessment is to begin to build a picture of the role that the products of the companies included in the U.S. Index play in consumers' diets.
It found that only 30% of the companies' products assessed are healthy according to the independent Health Star Rating (HSR). HSR is an Australian nutrient profiling system that is internationally recognized and applicable to any market, which can be used to determine the healthiness of food and beverage products.
Additionally, only 22% of the combined companies' 2016 sales are estimated to be generated by these products.
Only 14% of the products assessed met nutrition criteria for marketing to children according to the World Health Organization's Regional Office for Europe Nutrient Profile Model (WHO Euro). For all 10 companies included in the Product Profile, a total of 6,469 products were assessed using the HSR model and 7,360 were assessed using the WHO Euro model.
The Access to Nutrition Index rates food and beverage manufacturers´ nutrition-related policies, practices and disclosures worldwide on a recurring basis.
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