Publications

Publications by Year

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Allemandi L, Castronuovo L, Tiscornia M V, Ponce M, Schoj V. Food advertising on Argentinean television: are ultra-processed foods in the lead? Public Health Nutrition. 2017; 1-9. DOI:10.1017/S1368980017001446

Cauchi D, Reiff S, Knai C, Gauci C, Spiteri J. Television food advertising to children in Malta. Health Promotion International. 2017;32(3):419-429. DOI: 10.1093/heapro/dav105 

Cauchi D, Pliakas T, Knai C. Food environments in Malta: associations with store size and area-level deprivation. Food Policy. 2017; (71): 39-47. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.foodpol.2017.07.004

Kanter R, Reyes M, Corvalán C. Photographic methods for measuring packaged food and beverage products in supermarkets. Current Developments in Nutrition. 2017; DOI: https://doi.org/10.3945/cdn.117.001016

Mackay S, Vandevijvere S, Xie P, Lee A, Swinburn S. Paying for convenience: comparing the cost of takeaway meals with their healthier home-cooked counterparts in NZ. Public Health Nutrition. 2017; June 1-8; https://doi.org/10.1017/S1368980017000805

Mialon M, Mialon J. Corporate political activity of the dairy industry in France: an analysis of publicly available information. Public Health Nutrition. 2017; (13):2432-2439 doi:1017/S1368980017001197

Nieto C, Rincon-Gallardo Patino S, Tolentino-Mayo L, Carriedo A, Barquera S. Characterization of breakfast cereals available in the Mexican market: Sodium and sugar content. Nutrients. 2017; 16;9(8). pii: E884.; doi: 10.3390/nu9080884

Phulkerd S, Vandevijvere S, Lawrence M, Tangcharoensathien V, Sacks G. Level of implementation of best practice policies for creating healthy food environments: assessment by state and non-state actors in Thailand. Public Health Nutrition. 2017; 20(3):381-390. DOI:10.1017/S1368980016002391

Phulkerd S, Tangcharoensathien V. Policy Brief. Assessing Thai Government’s performance in tackling obesity and non-communicable diseases (NCDs): Level of implementation of food environment policy & major recommendations. August 2017

Phulkerd S, Sacks G, Vandevijvere S, Worsley A, Lawrence M. Barriers and potential facilitators to the implementation of government policies on front-of-pack food labeling and restriction of unhealthy food advertising in Thailand. Food Policy. 2017; http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.foodpol.2017.07.014

Ravuvu A, Friel S, Thow A M, Snowdon W, Wate J. Monitoring the impact of trade agreements on national food environments: trade imports and population nutrition risks in Fiji. Globalization and Health. 2017; 13(1) 33.  DOI:  10.1186/s12992-017-0257-1

Ravuvu A, Friel S, Thow A M, Snowdon W, Wate J. Protocol to monitor trade agreement food-related aspects: the Fiji case study. Health Promotion International. 2017; dax020. https://doi-org.ezproxy.auckland.ac.nz/10.1093/heapro/dax020

Sushil Z, Vandevijvere S, Exeter D, Swinburn B. Food swamps by area socioeconomic deprivation in New Zealand: A national study. International Journal of Public Health. 2017;62(8):869-877. DOI:10.1007/s00038-017-0983-4

Tiscornia MV, Heredia-Blonval K, Allemandi L, Blanco-Metzler A, Ponce M, Montero-Campos MA, Castronuvo L, Schoj V. Sugar content in non-alcoholic beverages marketed in Argentina and Costa Rica. Revista Argent Salud Pública. 2017; 8(30): 20-25.

Vandevijvere S, Mackay S, Swinburn B. Benchmarking Food Environments 2017: Progress by the New Zealand Government on implementing recommended food environment policies and priority recommendations. Report number: ISBN 978-0-473-40555-7, Affiliation: The University of Auckland, DOI:10.13140/RG.2.2.33039.28323

Vandevijvere S, Soupen A, Swinburn B. Unhealthy food advertising directed to children on New Zealand television: extent, nature, impact and policy implications. Public Health Nutrition. 2017; 05, DOI:10.1017/S1368980017000775

Vandevijvere S, Mackenzie T, Ni Mhurchu C: Indicators of the relative availability of healthy versus unhealthy foods in supermarkets: A validation study. International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity. 2017; 14(1):53; https://doi.org/10.1186/s12966-017-0512-0

Vandevijvere S, Sagar K, Kelly B, Swinburn B. Unhealthy food marketing to New Zealand children and adolescents through the internet. The New Zealand Medical Journal. 2017; 130(1450):32-43.  DOI: 10.1186/s12966-017-0570-3

Vandevijvere S, Williams R, Tawfiq E, Swinburn B. A food environments feedback system (FoodBack) for empowering citizens and change agents to create healthier community food places. Health Promotion International. 2017; 1–14: https://doi.org/10.1093/heapro/dax079

  • Al-Ani H H, Devi A, Eyles H, Swinburn B, Vandevijvere S. Nutrition and health claims on healthy and less-healthy packaged food products in New Zealand. British Journal of Nutrition. 2016. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/S0007114516002981
  • Kraak VI, Vandevijvere S, Sacks G, Brinsden H, Hawkes C, Barquera S, Lobstein T, Swinburn BA: Progress achieved in restricting the marketing of high-fat, sugary and salty food and beverage products to children. Bulletin of the World Health Organisation. 04/2016; 94(7), 540-548. Article link
  • Lee A, Kane S, Ramsey R, Good E, Dick M. Testing the price and affordability of healthy and current (unhealthy) diets and the potential impacts of policy change in Australia. BMC Public Health. 2016; 16(315). doi: 10.1186/s12889-016-2996-y
  • Martínez Steele E, Baraldi LG, Louzada M L da C, Moubarac JC, Mozaffarian D, Monteiro CA. Ultra-processed foods and added sugars in the US diet: Evidence from a nationally representative cross-sectional study. BMJ Open. 2016; 6:e009892. doi: 10.1136/bmjopen-2015-009892
  • Mialon M, Swinburn B, Sacks G. A proposed approach to systematically identify and monitor the corporate activity of the food industry with respect to public health using publicly available information. Obes Rev. 2015; 16(7): 519-530. doi: 10.1111/obr.12289
  • Mialon M, Swinburn B, Wate J, Tukana I, Sacks G. Analysis of the corporate political activity of major food industry actors in Fiji. Glob Health. 2016;12(1):18. doi: 10.1186/s12992-016-0158-8
  • Mialon M, Swinburn B, Allenders S, Sacks G. Systematic examination of publicly-available information reveals the diverse and extensive corporate political activity of the food industry in Australia. BMC Pub Health. 2016; 16(1):283. doi: 10.1186/s12889-016-2955-7
  • Ni Mhurchu C, Mckenzie T, Vandevijvere S: Protecting New Zealand children from exposure to the marketing of unhealthy foods and drinks: a comparison of three nutrient profiling systems to classify foods. The New Zealand Medical Journal. 09/2016; 129(1441), 41-53. Article link
  • Phulkerd S, Lawrence M, Vandevijvere S, Sacks G, Worsley A, Tangcharoensathien V. A review of methods and tools to assess the implementation of government policies to create healthy food environments for preventing obesity and diet-related non-communicable diseases. Implementation Science. 2016; 11(1): 1-13. doi: 10.1186/s13012-016-0379-5
  • Rincón-Gallardo Patiño S, Tolentino-Mayo L, Alejandro Flores Monterrubio E, Harris J L, Vandevijvere S, Rivera J A, Barquera S. Nutritional quality of foods and non-alcoholic beverages advertised on Mexican television according to three nutrient profile models. BMC Public Health. 2016; 16:733. doi: 10.1186/s12889-016-3298-0
  • Sacks G, Vandevijvere S: Poor nutrition-related policies and practices of global food companies under the spotlight. Public Health Nutrition. 03/2016; 19(6), 955-957. doi: 10.1017/S1368980016000549
  • Vandevijvere S, Sushil Z, Exeter DJ, Swinburn B. Obesogenic Retail Food Environments Around New Zealand Schools: A National Study. American Journal of Preventive Medicine. 2016; doi: 10.1016/j.amepre.2016.03.013
  • Cameron AJ, Sayers SJ, Sacks G, Thornton LE. Do the foods advertised in Australian supermarket catalogues reflect national dietary guidelines? Health Promotion International. 2015; 1-9. doi: 10.1093/heapro/dav089
  • Canella DS, Levy RB, Borletto Martins AP, Claro RM, Moubarac JC, Baraldi LG, Cannon G, Monteiro CA. Ultra-Processed Food Products and Obesity in Brazilian Households (2008–2009). PLOS One. 2014; 9(3): e92752. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0092752
  • Charlton EL, Kähkönen LA, Sacks G, Cameron AJ. Supermarkets and unhealthy food marketing: An international comparison of the content of supermarket catalogues/circulars. Preventive Medicine. 2015; 81: 167-173. doi:10.1016/j.ypmed.2015.08.023
  • da Costa Louzada ML, Baraldi LG, Steele EM, Borletto Martins AP, Canella DS, Moubarac JC, Levy RB, Cannon G, Afshin A, Imamura F, Mozaffarian D, Monteiro CA.  Consumption of ultra-processed foods and obesity in Brazilian adolescents and adults. Preventive Medicine. 2015; 81: 9-15. doi:10.1016/j.ypmed.2015.07.018
  • da Costa Louzada ML, Borletto Martins AP, Canella DS, Baraldi LG, Levy RB, Claro RM, Moubarac JC, Cannon G, Monteiro CA. Ultra-processed foods and the nutritional dietary profile in Brazil. Rev Saúde Pública. 2015; 49: 38. doi: 0.1590/S0034-8910.2015049006132
  • Crino M, Sacks G, Vandevijvere S, Swinburn B, Neal B. The Influence on Population Weight Gain and Obesity of the Macronutrient Composition and Energy Density of the Food Supply. Current Obesity Reports. 2015; 4(1):1-10, doi: 10.1007/s13679-014-0134-7
  • Kelly B, Vandevijvere S, Freeman B, Jenkin G. New media but same old tricks: Food Marketing to children in the digital age. Current Obesity Reports. 2015; 4(1): 37-45, doi: 10.1007/s13679-014-0128-5
  • Mahesh, R. Food Policy Evidence Reviews. Reviews extracted from unpublished Masters thesis: ‘The Relative Contributions of Food Policies to Improving Population Nutrition – Weighting System For The INFORMAS Food-EPI Tool: A Delphi Study’. Masters of Public Health, The University of Auckland, 2015.
  • Mialon M, Swinburn B, Sacks G. A proposed approach to systematically identify and monitor the corporate political activity of the food industry with respect to public health using publicly available information. Obesity Reviews. 2015; 16(7): 519-530, doi: 10.1111/obr.12289
  • Moubarac JC. Ultra-processed products in Latin America: Trends, impact on obesity, policy implications. Report to the Pan American Health Organization. Washington DC: PAHO. Link to publication.
  • Ng SH, Kelly B, Se CH, Sahathevan S, Chinna K, Ismail MN, Karupaiah, T. Reading the mind of children in response to food advertising: A cross-sectional study of Malaysian schoolchildren’s attitudes towards food and beverages advertising on television. BMC Public Health. 2015; 15: 1047. doi: 10.1186/s12889-015-2392-z
  • Sacks G, Mialon M, Vandevijvere S, Trevena H, Snowdon W, Crino M, Swinburn B. Comparison of food industry policies and commitments on marketing to children and product (re)formulation in Australia, New Zealand and Fiji. Critical Public Health. 2015; 25(3): 299-319, doi: 10.1080/09581596.2014.946888
  • Swinburn B, Kraak V, Rutter H, Vandevijvere S, Lobstein T, Sacks G, Gomes F, Marsh T, Magnusson R. Strengthening of accountability systems to create healthy food environments and reduce global obesity. The Lancet. 2015; 385(9986): 2534–2545, doi: 10.1016/S0140-6736(14)61747-5
  • Vandevijvere S, Swinburn B. Pilot test of the Healthy Food Environment Policy Index (Food-EPI) to increase government actions for creating healthy food environments. BMJ Open. 2015; 5(1): e006194. doi:10.1136/bmjopen-2014-006194
  • Vandevijvere S, Chow CC, Hall KD, Umali E, Swinburn B. Increased food energy supply as a major driver of the obesity epidemic: A global analysis. Bulletin of the World Health Organization. 2015; 93(7): 446-456, doi: 10.2471/BLT.14.150565
  • Vandevijvere C, Dominick C, Anandita Devi, Swinburn B. The Healthy Food Environment Policy Index: Findings of an expert panel in New Zealand. Bulletin of the World Health Organization. 2015; 93(5): 294-302, doi: 10.2471/BLT.14.145540
  • Vandevijvere S, Swinburn B. Time to move beyond industry self-regulation of food marketing in New Zealand. NZMJ.2015; 128(1423):93-94. Article link*
  • Devi A, Eyles H, Rayner M, Ni Mhurchu C, Swinburn B, Lonsdale-Cooper E, Vandevijvere S. Nutritional quality, labelling and promotion of breakfast cereals on the New Zealand market. Appetite. 2014; 81(1): 253-260, doi:10.1016/j.appet.2014.06.019
  • Ng H, Kelly B, Hee SC, Chinna K, Jamil SM, Shanthi K, Noor IM, Karupaiah T. Obesogenic television food advertising to children in Malaysia: Sociocultural variations. Journal of Global Health Action. 2014, 7: 25169, doi: 10.3402/gha.v7.25169
  • No E, Kelly B, Devi A, Swinburn B, Vandevijvere S. Food references and marketing in popular magazines for children and adolescents in New Zealand.  A content analysis. Appetite. 2014; 83: 75-81, doi: 10.1016/j.appet.2014.08.013
  • Swinburn, B, Dominick, CH, Vandevijvere, S. Benchmarking food environments: Experts’ Assessments of policy gaps and priorities for the New Zealand Government. Auckland: University of Auckland, 2014. ISBN 978-0-473-29309-3 (Online), ISBN 978-0-473-29283-6 (Print). Report available here
  • Vandevijvere S, Swinburn B. Creating healthy food environments through global benchmarking of government nutrition policies and food industry practices. Archives of Public Health. 2014: 72:7. doi:10.1186/2049-3258-72-7
  • Vandevijvere S, Swinburn B. Reducing childhood overweight and obesity in New Zealand through setting a clear and achievable target. NZMJ. 2014; 127(1406): 10-15. ISSN 1175-8716.
  • Vandevijvere S, D’Souza E, Swinburn B. The potential of citizen engagement and empowerment for obesity prevention in New Zealand. NZMJ. 2014; 127(1406): 98-100. ISSN 1175-8716.
  • Vandevijvere S, Swinburn B. Towards global benchmarking of food environments and policies to reduce obesity and diet-related non-conmmunicable diseases: design and methods for nation-wide surveys. BMJ Open. 2014; 4(5): e005339. doi:10.1136/bmjopen-2014-005339

A supplement outlining the strategy for each of the INFORMAS modules has been published online (open access). The series of 12 papers and 2 commentaries gives an informative overview of the project aims, goals and action plans.

INFORMAS (International Network for Food and Obesity/non-communicable diseases, Research, Monitoring and Action Support): rationale, framework and approach. The International Association for the Study of Obesity and Wiley have published the supplement without any financial support.

October 2013, Volume 14, Issue Supplement S1, Pages 1–164

All of the articles can be viewed here

  1. INFORMAS (International Network for Food and Obesity/non-communicable diseases Research, Monitoring and Action Support): overview and key principles (pages 1–12) B. Swinburn, G. Sacks, S. Vandevijvere, S. Kumanyika, T. Lobstein, B. Neal, S. Barquera, S. Friel, C. Hawkes, B. Kelly, M. L’Abbé, A. Lee, J. Ma, J. Macmullan, S. Mohan, C. Monteiro, M. Rayner, D. Sanders, W. Snowdon, C. Walker and INFORMAS
  2.  Monitoring policy and actions on food environments: rationale and outline of the INFORMAS policy engagement and communication strategies (pages 13–23) H. Brinsden, T. Lobstein, J. Landon, V. Kraak, G. Sacks, S. Kumanyika, B. Swinburn, S. Barquera, S. Friel, C. Hawkes, B. Kelly, M. L’Abbé, A. Lee, J. Ma, J. Macmullen, S. Mohan, C. Monteiro, B. Neal, M. Rayner, D. Sanders, W. Snowdon, S. Vandevijvere, C. Walker and INFORMAS
  3. Monitoring and benchmarking government policies and actions to improve the healthiness of food environments: a proposed Government Healthy Food Environment Policy Index (pages 24–37)  B. Swinburn, S. Vandevijvere, V. Kraak, G. Sacks, W. Snowdon, C. Hawkes, S. Barquera, S. Friel, B. Kelly, S. Kumanyika, M. L’Abbé, A. Lee, T. Lobstein, J. Ma, J. Macmullan, S. Mohan, C. Monteiro, B. Neal, M. Rayner, D. Sanders, C. Walker and INFORMAS
  4. A proposed approach to monitor private-sector policies and practices related to food environments, obesity and non-communicable disease prevention (pages 38–48)  G. Sacks, B. Swinburn, V. Kraak, S. Downs, C. Walker, S. Barquera, S. Friel, C. Hawkes, B. Kelly, S. Kumanyika, M. L’Abbé, A. Lee, T. Lobstein, J. Ma, J. Macmullan, S. Mohan, C. Monteiro, B. Neal, M. Rayner, D. Sanders, W. Snowdon, S. Vandevijvere and INFORMAS
  5. Monitoring the levels of important nutrients in the food supply (pages 49–58)  B. Neal, G. Sacks, B. Swinburn, S. Vandevijvere, E. Dunford, W. Snowdon, J. Webster, S. Barquera, S. Friel, C. Hawkes, B. Kelly, S. Kumanyika, M. L’Abbé, A. Lee, T. Lobstein, J. Ma, J. Macmullan, S. Mohan, C. Monteiro, M. Rayner, D. Sanders, C. Walker and INFORMAS
  6. Monitoring food and non-alcoholic beverage promotions to children (pages 59–69)  B. Kelly, L. King, L. Baur, M. Rayner, T. Lobstein, C. Monteiro, J. Macmullan, S. Mohan, S. Barquera, S. Friel, C. Hawkes, S. Kumanyika, M. L’Abbé, A. Lee, J. Ma, B. Neal, G. Sacks, D. Sanders, W. Snowdon, B. Swinburn, S. Vandevijvere, C. Walker and INFORMAS
  7. Monitoring the health-related labelling of foods and non-alcoholic beverages in retail settings (pages 70–81)  M. Rayner, A. Wood, M. Lawrence, C. N. Mhurchu, J. Albert, S. Barquera, S. Friel, C. Hawkes, B. Kelly, S. Kumanyika, M. L’Abbé, A. Lee, T. Lobstein, J. Ma, J. Macmullan, S. Mohan, C. Monteiro, B. Neal, G. Sacks, D. Sanders, W. Snowdon, B. Swinburn, S. Vandevijvere, C. Walker and INFORMAS
  8. Monitoring the price and affordability of foods and diets globally (pages 82–95)  A. Lee, C. N. Mhurchu, G. Sacks, B. Swinburn, W. Snowdon, S. Vandevijvere, C. Hawkes, M. L’Abbé, M. Rayner, D. Sanders, S. Barquera, S. Friel, B. Kelly, S. Kumanyika, T. Lobstein, J. Ma, J. Macmullan, S. Mohan, C. Monteiro, B. Neal, C. Walker and INFORMAS
  9. Monitoring foods and beverages provided and sold in public sector settings (pages 96–107)  M. L’Abbé, A. Schermel, L. Minaker, B. Kelly, A. Lee, S. Vandevijvere, P. Twohig, S. Barquera, S. Friel, C. Hawkes, S. Kumanyika, T. Lobstein, J. Ma, J. Macmullan, S. Mohan, C. Monteiro, B. Neal, M. Rayner, G. Sacks, D. Sanders, W. Snowdon, B. Swinburn, C. Walker and INFORMAS
  10. Monitoring the availability of healthy and unhealthy foods and non-alcoholic beverages in community and consumer retail food environments globally (pages 108–119)  C. Ni Mhurchu, S. Vandevijvere, W. Waterlander, L. E. Thornton, B. Kelly, A. J. Cameron, W. Snowdon, B. Swinburn and INFORMAS
  11. Monitoring the impacts of trade agreements on food environments (pages 120–134)  S. Friel, L. Hattersley, W. Snowdon, A.-M. Thow, T. Lobstein, D. Sanders, S. Barquera, S. Mohan, C. Hawkes, B. Kelly, S. Kumanyika, M. L’Abbe, A. Lee, J. Ma, J. Macmullan, C. Monteiro, B. Neal, M. Rayner, G. Sacks, B. Swinburn, S. Vandevijvere, C. Walker and INFORMAS
  12. Monitoring and benchmarking population diet quality globally: a step-wise approach (pages 135–149)  S. Vandevijvere, C. Monteiro, S. M. Krebs-Smith, A. Lee, B. Swinburn, B. Kelly, B. Neal, W. Snowdon, G. Sacks and INFORMAS
  13. INFORMAS and advocacy for public health nutrition and obesity prevention (pages 150–156)  T. Lobstein, H. Brinsden, J. Landon, V. Kraak, A. Musicus and J. Macmullan
  14. INFORMAS (International Network for Food and Obesity/non-communicable diseases Research, Monitoring and Action Support): summary and future directions (pages 157–164) S. Kumanyika

Publications by Country

The publications are categorised by country.  Select a tab to access the corresponding publications.

Allemandi, L., Castronuovo, L., Tiscornia, M. V., Ponce, M., & Schoj, V. (2017). Food advertising on Argentinean television: are ultra-processed foods in the lead?. Public Health Nutrition, 1-9, DOI: 10.1017/S1368980017001446

Tiscornia MV, Heredia-Blonval K, Allemandi L, Blanco-Metzler A, Ponce M, Montero-Campos MA, CastronuovoL, Schoj V. Sugar Content in Non-Alcoholic Beverages Marketed in Argentina and Costa Rica. Revista Argent Salud Pública, 2017; 8 (30): 20-25.

Castronuovo, L., Gutkowski, P., Tiscornia, V., & Allemandi, L. (2016). Las madres y la publicidad de alimentos dirigida a niños y niñas: percepciones y experiencias.  Salud Colectiva12(4).

Allemandi, L., Tiscornia, M. V., Ponce, M., Castronuovo, L., Dunford, E., & Schoj, V. (2015). Sodium content in processed foods in Argentina: compliance with the national law. Cardiovascular diagnosis and therapy5(3), 197, DOI: 10.3978/j.issn.2223-3652.2015.04.01

Allemandi, L., Garipe, L., Schoj, V., Pizarro, M., & Tambussi, A. (2013). Análisis del contenido de sodio y grasas trans de los alimentos industrializados en Argentina. argent. salud publica4(15), 14-19.

Castronuovo, L., Allemandi, L., Tiscornia, V., & Schoj, V. (2013). Sodium Reduction Policies In Argentina: An Analysis Of The “less Salt More Life” Initiative. Annals of Nutrition and Metabolism63, 927.

The Food Monitoring Group. (2013). Progress with a global branded food composition database. Food chemistry140(3), 451-457. DOI: 10.1016/j.foodchem.2012.10.065

Dunford, E., Webster, J., Metzler, A. B., Czernichow, S., Mhurchu, C. N., Wolmarans, P., … & Barquera, S. (2012). International collaborative project to compare and monitor the nutritional composition of processed foods. European journal of preventive cardiology19(6), 1326-1332. DOI: 10.1177/1741826711425777

 

Arcand J, Jefferson K, Schermel A, Shah F, Trang S, Kutlesa D, Lou W, L’Abbe MR. 2016. Examination of food industry progress in reducing the sodium content of packaged foods in Canada: 2010 to 2013. Appl Physiol Nutr Metab. 2016 Jun;41(6):684-90. doi: 10.1139/apnm-2015-0617. Epub 2016 Apr 26. PMID: 27113326

Bernstein JT, Schermel A, Mills CM, L’Abbé MR. 2016. Total and free sugar content of Canadian prepackaged foods and beverages. Nutrients. 2016;8(9): E582. DOI: 10.3390/nu8090582

Semnani-Azad Z, Scourboutakos MJ, L’Abbé MR.  2016. Kids’ Meals from Chain Restaurants: Exceedingly High in Calories, Fats, and Sodium. BMC Nutrition 2016: 2:16 https://doi.org/10.1186/s40795-016-0056-8

Schermel A, Wong CL, L’Abbé MR. 2016. Are Foods with Fat-Related Claims Useful for Weight Management? Appetite 2016;96:154-159. DOI: 10.1016/j.appet.2015.09.003

Emrich TE, Qi Y, Cohen JE, Lou WY, L’Abbe MR. 2015. Front-of-pack symbols are not a reliable indicator of products with healthier nutrient profiles. Appetite 2015; 84(1): 148-153. (featured on www.foodnavigator.com)

Scourboutakos MJ, Semnani-Azad Z, L’Abbe MR. 2015. Added Sugars in Kids’ Meals from Chain Restaurants. Prevent Med Rep EPub Available Online 1 Dec 2014. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.pmedr.2014.11.003

Arcand J, Scourboutakos MJ, Au JT, L’Abbe MR. 2014 Trends in trans fatty acids in the Canadian food supply: an updated analysis. Am J Clin Nutr. 2014;100(4):1116-23. Epub 2014 Aug 6. DOI: 10.3945/ajcn.114.088732

Arcand J, Au JTC, Schermel A, L’Abbe MR. 2014. A comprehensive analysis of sodium levels in the Canadian packaged food supply. Am J Prev Med 2014;46(6):633–642. DOI:10.1016/j.amepre.2014.01.012

Scourboutakos MJ, L’Abbe MR. 2014. Changes in sodium levels in chain restaurant foods in Canada (2010-2013): a longitudinal study. Can Med Assoc J Open 2014 Oct 1;2(4):E343-51. DOI: 10.3945/ajcn.114.088732 PMID: 25553327

Scourboutakos MJ, Semnani-Azad Z, L’Abbe MR. 2013. Restaurant Meals: Almost a Full Day’s Worth of Calories, Fats, and Sodium. JAMA Intern Med. 2013; 173(14):1373-4. DOI: 10.1001/jamainternmed.2013.6159

Scourboutakos MJ, L’Abbé MR. 2013. Sodium Levels in Canadian Fast-food and Sit-down Restaurants. Can J Public Health 2013; 104(1):e2-e8. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.17269/cjph.104.3683

Schermel A, Emrich TE, Arcand J, Wong CL, L’Abbé MR. 2013. Nutrition marketing on processed food packages in Canada: 2010 Food Label Information Program. Appl Physiol Nutr Metab. 2013; 38(6):666-72. DOI: 10.1139/apnm-2012-0386

Scourboutakos MJ, L’Abbé MR. 2012. Restaurant menus: calories, caloric density, and serving size. Am J Prevent Med. 43(3):249-255, DOI:10.1016/j.amepre.2012.05.018

 

Franco-Arellano B, Bernstein JT, Norsen S, Schermel A and L’Abbé MR (2017). “Assessing nutrition and other claims on food labels: A repeated cross-sectional analysis of the Canadian food supply”. BMC Nutrition. 3(74) https://doi.org/10.1186/s40795-017-0192-9

L’Abbé M, Schermel A, Minaker L, Kelly B, Lee A, Vandevijvere S, Twohig P, Barquera S, Friel S, Hawkes C, Kumanyika S, Lobstein T, Ma J, Macmullan, J, Mohan S, Monteiro C, Neal B, Rayner M, Sacks G, Sanders D, Snowdon W, Swinburn B, Walker C. Monitoring foods and beverages provided and sold in public sector settings, Obesity Reviews, 2013; 14(S1), 96-107, DOI: 10.1111/obr.12079

Arcand J, L’Abbe M, Newton G. 2013. Hospital Salt — Reply. Response to Morton Satin’s (Salt Institute) letter regarding study “Evaluation of sodium levels in hospital patient menus”, JAMA Intern Med. 2013 Mar 11;173(5):391-2. DOI: 10.1001/jamainternmed.2013.2545

Arcand J,Steckham, K, Tzianetas R, L’Abbé MR, Newton GE. Evaluation of sodium levels in hospital patient menus. Arch Intern Med. 2012; 172 (16) 1261-62, doi:10.1001/archinternmed.2012.2368

Huang, L., Li, N., Barzi, F., Ma, G., Trevena, H., Dunford, E., . . . Neal, B. (2015). A systematic review of the prevalence of nutrition labels and completeness of nutrient declarations on pre-packaged foods in China. J Public Health (Oxf), 37(4), 649-658, DOI:10.1093/pubmed/fdu091

Huang, L., Neal, B., Dunford, E., Ma, G., Wu, J. H., Crino, M., & Trevena, H. (2016). Completeness of nutrient declarations and the average nutritional composition of pre-packaged foods in Beijing, China. Prev Med Rep, 4, 397-403, DOI:10.1016/j.pmedr.2016.08.002

Publications and conference presentations (without INFORMAS protocols)

Tiscornia MV, Heredia-Blonval K, Allemandi L, Blanco-Metzler A, Ponce M, Montero-Campos MA, Castronuvo L, Schoj V. Sugar Content in Non-Alcoholic Beverages Marketed in Argentina and Costa Rica. Revista Argent Salud Pública, 2017; 8 (30): 20-25.

Report presented to Ministry of Health and Advisers of Costa Rica on “Analysis of the situation of the supply and acquisition of non-alcoholic sweetened beverages in households in Costa Rica”. Tres Ríos, Costa Rica. February 15, 2015. (Adriana Blanco Katrina Heredia, and María de los Ángeles Montero).

Montero- Campos M, Blanco-Metzler A, Chan-Chan V. 2015 Sodium in breads and snacks of high consumption in Costa Rica. Basal content and verification of nutritional labeling. Rev Archivos Latinoamericanos de Nutrición (ALAN) 65(1): 36-43. https://www.researchgate.net/publication/281394855

Blanco-Metzler A, de Pablo S, Samman N, Salazar de Ariza J, Masson L, de Núñez L y Wenzel de Menezes, E. LATINFOODS activities and challenges during the period of 2009-2012.  Revista Archivos Latinoamericanos de Nutrición Volumen 64, No 3, 2014.

Report presented to Ministry of Health and Advisers of Costa Rica on “Situation of nutrition labeling in Costa Rica”. Tres Ríos, Costa Rica. November 12, 2014. (Adriana Blanco, Katrina Heredia, Adrián Fatjó and MA Montero).

Heredia-Blonval K, Blanco-Metzler A, Montero-Campos M, Dunford E. The salt content of products from popular fast-food chains in Costa Rica. Appetite 83: 173-177, 2014, DOI:10.1016/j.appet.2014.08.027

Blanco-Metzler A by The Food Monitoring Group. 2013. Progress with a global branded food composition database. Food Chemistry140 (3): 451–457.

Jiménez J., Gómez G., Pérez A. and Blanco-Metzler A. 2012. Estimation of glycemic index of peach palm (Bactris gasipaes) cooked fruits and chips, and pitahaya (Hylocereus spp.) pulp. ALAN, 62 (3):242-248. http://www.alanrevista.org/ediciones/2012/3/?i=art6

Blanco-Metzler A, Montero-Campos MA, Núñez-Rivas H, Gamboa-Cerda C, Sánchez G. Avances en la reducción del consumo de sal y sodio en Costa Rica. Rev Panam Salud Publica [online]. 2012, 32 (4): 316-320.http://www.scielosp.org/pdf/rpsp/v32n4/11.pdf.

Blanco-Metzler A by FAO/INFOODS. 2012. FAO/INFOODS Guidelines for Checking Food Composition Data prior to the Publication of a User Table/Database-Version 1.0. FAO, Rome Available online: http://www.fao.org/fileadmin/templates/food_composition/documents/Guidelines_data_checking_02.pdf

Blanco-Metzler A by The Food Monitoring Group. 2012. International collaborative project to compare and track the nutritional composition of fast foods. BMC Public Health, 12:559. http://www.biomedcentral.com/1471-2458/12/559

Dunford E, Webster J, Blanco A, Wolmarans P, L’Abbe M, Ni Mhurchu C, Yan L, Czernichow S, MacGregor G, Van Rossum C, Westenbrink S, Snowdon S, de Núñez L, Shoj V, Hassell T, Wenzel de Menezes E, Ortiz J, Salazar de Ariza J, Barquera S, Reyes Garcia M, Neal B. Protocol for an international collaborative project to compare and monitor the nutritional composition of processed foods. Europ. J. of Cardiov. Prevention & Rehabilitation. Publicado en línea 4-10-2011, DOI:10.1177/1741826711425777

Blanco-Metzler A, Roselló-Araya M, Núñez-Rivas HP. 2011. Situación basal de la información nutricional declarada en las etiquetas de los alimentos comercializados en Costa Rica. Revista Archivos Latinoamericanos de Nutrición, 61 (1): 87-95.

Ravuvu, A., Friel, S., Thow, A. M., Snowdon, W., & Wate, J. (2017). Protocol to monitor trade agreement food-related aspects: the Fiji case study. Health Promotion International, dax020, DOI: 10.1093/heapro/dax020

Ravuvu, A., Friel, S., Thow, A. M., Snowdon, W., & Wate, J. (2017). Monitoring the impact of trade agreements on national food environments: trade imports and population nutrition risks in Fiji. Globalization and Health13(1), 33, DOI: 10.1186/s12992-017-0257-1

Mialon M, Swinburn B, Wate J, Tukana I, Sacks G. Monitoring the corporate political activity of the food industry with regard to public health in low and middle income countries: lessons from Fiji. Globalization, 2016;12(1):1, https://doi.org/10.1186/s12992-016-0158-8

Tolley, H., Snowdon, W., Wate, J., Durand, A. M., Vivili, P., McCool, J., … & Richards, N. (2016). Monitoring and accountability for the Pacific response to the non-communicable diseases crisis. BMC Public Health16(1), 958, https://doi.org/10.1186/s12889-016-3614-8

Astika, R., Snowdon, W., & Drauna, M. Exposure to advertising of ‘junk food’ in Fiji. 2013. Fiji Journal of Public Health, 2(1), 36-37.

Hope, S. F., Snowdon, W., Carey, L. B., & Robinson, P. (2013).  ‘Junk food’ promotion to children and adolescents in Fiji. Fiji Journal of Public Health,2(1), 27-35.

Snowdon, W., Raj, A., Reeve, E., Guerrero, R. L., Fesaitu, J., Cateine, K., & Guignet, C. (2013). Processed foods available in the Pacific Islands. Globalization and Health9(1), 53, DOI:  10.1186/1744-8603-9-53

Technical report

Salt content of processed foods India. http://www.georgeinstitute.org/sites/default/files/salt-content-of-processed-foods-in-india–june-16.pdf

Report on the comparative nutritional profile of 943 food And beverage products marketed by 12 large companies in India. https://www.accesstonutrition.org/sites/in16.atnindex.org/files/resources/india_product_profile_report_tgi.pdf

Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia 2017, Food-Environment Policy Index (Food-EPI): Benchmarking of, and Priorities for, Food Environment Policy for the Malaysian Government, UKM Publisher: Bangi, Selangor.

Ng SH, Kelly B, Se CH, Sahathevan S, Chinna K, Ismail MN, Karupaiah, T. Reading the mind of children in response to food advertising: A cross-sectional study of Malaysian schoolchildren’s attitudes towards food and beverages advertising on television. BMC Public Health. 2015; 15: 1047. DOI: 10.1186/s12889-015-2392-z

Ng H, Kelly B, Hee SC, Chinna K, Jamil SM, Shanthi K, Noor IM, Karupaiah T. Obesogenic television food advertising to children in Malaysia: Sociocultural variations. Journal of Global Health Action. 2014, 7: 25169, DOI: 10.3402/gha.v7.25169

 

Cauchi D., Reiff, S., Knai, C., Gauci, C., Spiteri, J. Television food advertising to children in Malta. Health Promotion International 2017 Jun 1;32(3):419-429, DOI: 10.1093/heapro/dav105

Cauchi D., Pliakas T., Knai C. (2017). Food environments in Malta: associations with store size and area-level deprivation. Food Policy 2017 Jul (71) 39-47, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.foodpol.2017.07.004

Cauchi D., Rutter H., Knai C. An obesogenic island in the Mediterranean: mapping potential drivers of obesity in Malta. Public Health Nutrition 2015 Mar 10:1-13, DOI: 10.1017/S1368980015000476

 

 

Rincon-Gallardo Patino, S., Tolentino-Mayo, L., Flores Monterrubio, E.A., Wandevijvere, S., Rivera J.A., Barguera, S. 2016. Nutritional quality of foods and non-alcoholic beverages advertised on Mexican television according to three nutrient profile models. BMC public Health, 16(733), 1-11, DOI: 10.1186/s12889-016-3298-0

Mackay S, Vandevijvere S, Xie P, Lee A, Swinburn B. Paying for convenience: comparing the cost of takeaway meals with their healthier home-cooked counterparts in New Zealand. Public Health Nutrition 06/2017; DOI: 10.1017/S1368980017000805

Vandevijvere S, Mackay S, Swinburn B. Benchmarking Food Environments 2017: Progress by the New Zealand Government on implementing recommended food environment policies and priority recommendations. Report number: ISBN  978-0-473-40555-7, Affiliation: The University of Auckland, DOI:10.13140/RG.2.2.33039.28323

Vandevijvere, S, Soupen A, Swinburn B. Unhealthy food advertising directed to children on New Zealand television: extent, nature, impact and policy implications. Public Health Nutrition 05/2017, https://doi.org/10.1017/S1368980017000775

Sushil Z, Vandevijvere, S, Exeter D, Swinburn B. Food swamps by area socioeconomic deprivation in New Zealand: A national study. International Journal of Public Health 05/2017, DOI:10.1007/s00038-017-0983-4

Vandevijvere, S, Mackenzie T, Ni Mhurchu C. Indicators of the relative availability of healthy versus unhealthy foods in supermarkets: A validation study. International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity 04/2017; 14(53)., https://doi.org/10.1186/s12966-017-0512-0

Ni Mhurchu C, Mackenzie T, Vandevijvere, S: Protecting New Zealand children from exposure to the marketing of unhealthy foods and drinks: a comparison of three nutrient profiling systems to classify foods. The New Zealand medical journal 09/2016; 129(1441). http://hdl.handle.net/2292/36437

Al-Ani H, Devi A, Eyles H, Swinburn B, Vandevijvere, S: Nutrition and health claims on healthy and less-healthy packaged food products in New Zealand. The British journal of nutrition 08/2016; -1, DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/S0007114516002981

Vandevijvere, S, Sushil Z, Exeter D, Swinburn B. Obesogenic Retail Food Environments Around New Zealand Schools: A National Study. American Journal of Preventive Medicine 04/2016; 51(3), DOI: 10.1016/j.amepre.2016.03.013

Sacks G, Mialon M, Vandevijvere S, Trevena H, Snowdon W, Crino M, Swinburn B. Comparison of food industry policies and commitments on marketing to children and product (re)formulation in Australia, New Zealand and Fiji. Critical Public Health. 2015; 25(3): 299-319, DOI: 1080/09581596.2014.946888

Vandevijvere S, Swinburn B. Pilot test of the Healthy Food Environment Policy Index (Food-EPI) to increase government actions for creating healthy food environments. BMJ Open. 2015; 5(1): e006194. DOI:1136/bmjopen-2014-006194

Vandevijvere C, Dominick C, Anandita Devi, Swinburn B. The Healthy Food Environment Policy Index: Findings of an expert panel in New Zealand. Bulletin of the World Health Organization. 2015; 93(5): 294-302, DOI: 2471/BLT.14.145540

Devi A, Eyles H, Rayner M, Ni Mhurchu C, Swinburn B, Lonsdale-Cooper E, Vandevijvere S. Nutritional quality, labelling and promotion of breakfast cereals on the New Zealand market. Appetite.2014; 81(1): 253-260, DOI:1016/j.appet.2014.06.019

No E, Kelly B, Devi A, Swinburn B, Vandevijvere S. Food references and marketing in popular magazines for children and adolescents in New Zealand.  A content analysis. Appetite. 2014; 83: 75-81, DOI: 1016/j.appet.2014.08.013

Swinburn, B., Dominick, C, Vandevijvere, S. 2014 Benchmarking food environments: Experts’ Assessments of Policy Gaps and Priorities for the New Zealand Government. Report number: ISBN: 978-0-473-29283-6, The University of Auckland.Stefanie Vandevijvere, Karuna Sagar, Bridget Kelly, Boyd Swinburn: Unhealthy food marketing to New Zealand children and adolescents through the internet. The New Zealand medical journal 02/2017; 130(1450).

Vandevijvere S, Swinburn B. Towards global benchmarking of food environments and policies to reduce obesity and diet-related non-conmmunicable diseases: design and methods for nation-wide surveys.BMJ Open. 2014; 4(5): e005339. DOI:1136/bmjopen-2014-005339

Ng SH, Kelly B, Se CH, Sahathevan S, Chinna K, Ismail MN, Karupaiah, T. Reading the mind of children in response to food advertising: A cross-sectional study of Malaysian schoolchildren’s attitudes towards food and beverages advertising on television.BMC Public Health. 2015; 15: 1047. DOI: 1186/s12889-015-2392-z

Ng H, Kelly B, Hee SC, Chinna K, Jamil SM, Shanthi K, Noor IM, Karupaiah T. Obesogenic television food advertising to children in Malaysia: Sociocultural variations.Journal of Global Health Action. 2014, 7: 25169, DOI: 3402/gha.v7.25169

 

Technical report (in progress for applying for country clearance)

Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia 2017, Food-Environment Policy Index (Food-EPI): Benchmarking of, and Priorities for, Food Environment Policy for the Malaysian Government, UKM Publisher: Bangi, Selangor.

 

Publications by Module

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Australian Prevention Partnership Centre, Deakin University, INFORMAS. Policies for tackling obesity and creating healthier food environments. Scorecard and priority recommendations for Australian governments. February 2017 www.foodpolicyindex.org.au

Phulkerd, S, Sacks, G, Vandevijvere S, Worsley, A & Lawrence, M. Barriers and potential facilitators to the implementation of government policies on front-of-pack food labeling and restriction of unhealthy food advertising in Thailand. Food Policy. 2017; http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.foodpol.2017.07.014

Phulkerd S, Vandevijvere S, Lawrence M, Tangcharoensathien V, Sacks G. Level of implementation of best practice policies for creating healthy food environments: assessment by state and non-state actors in Thailand. Public Health Nutr. 2017 Feb;20(3):381-390. DOI: 10.1017/S1368980016002391

Phulkerd S, Tangcharoensathien V. Policy Brief. Assessing Thai Government’s Performance in Tackling Obesity and Non-communicable Diseases (NCDs): Level of Implementation of Food Environment Policy & Major Recommendations (now available in English; Thai version will be released soon). August 2017

Vandevijvere S, Mackay S, Swinburn B. Benchmarking Food Environments 2017: Progress by the New Zealand Government on implementing recommended food environment policies and priority recommendations. Report number: ISBN  978-0-473-40555-7, Affiliation: The University of Auckland, DOI: 10.13140/RG.2.2.33039.28323

University Kebangsaan Malaysia 2017, Technical Report Food-Environment Policy Index (Food-EPI): Benchmarking of, and Priorities for, Food Environment Policy for the Malaysian Government, UKM Publisher: Bangi, Selangor.

Food Environment Policy Index (Food-Epi) for England. The Food Foundation November 2016 www.foodfoundation.org.uk

Phulkerd S, Lawrence M, Vandevijvere S, Sacks G, Worsley A, Tangcharoensathien V. A review of methods and tools to assess the implementation of government policies to create healthy food environments for preventing obesity and diet-related non-communicable diseases. Implementation Science 2016; 11(1): 1-13. DOI: 10.1186/s13012-016-0379-5

Swinburn, B., Dominick, C., Vandevijvere, S. Benchmarking food environments: Experts’ Assessments of Policy Gaps and Priorities for the New Zealand Government. 2014 Report number: ISBN: 978-0-473-29283-6, The University of Auckland.

Vandevijvere S, Swinburn BPilot test of the Healthy Food Environment Policy Index (Food-EPI) to increase government actions for creating healthy food environments. BMJ Open. 2015; 5(1): e006194. DOI: 10.1136/bmjopen-2014-006194

Vandevijvere C, Dominick C, Devi A, Swinburn B. The Healthy Food Environment Policy Index: Findings of an expert panel in New Zealand. Bulletin of the World Health Organization. 2015; 93(5): 294-302, DOI: 10.2471/BLT.14.145540

Mialon, M & Mialon, J. Corporate political activity of the dairy industry in France: an analysis of publicly available information. Public Health Nutrition. 2017;  DOI:1017/S1368980017001197

Mialon M, Swinburn B, Allender, S, Sacks G. (2017). ‘Maximising shareholder value’: A detailed insight into the corporate political activity of the Australian food industry. Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health. 41.  DOI: 10.1111/1753-6405.12639.

Sacks, G. Swinburn, B. Cameron, A. Ruskin, G. How food companies influence evidence and opinion – straight from the horse’s mouth Critical Public Health 2017. https://doi.org/10.1080/09581596.2017.1371844

Mialon M, Swinburn B, Allenders S, Sacks G. Systematic examination of publicly-available information reveals the diverse and extensive corporate political activity of the food industry in Australia. BMC Pub Health. 2016; 16(1): 283. DOI: 10.1186/s12889-016-2955-7

Mialon M, Swinburn B, Wate J, Tukana I, Sacks G. Monitoring the corporate political activity of the food industry with regard to public health in low and middle income countries: lessons from Fiji. Globalization & Health.  2016; 12(18): 1-14. https://doi.org/10.1186/s12992-016-0158-8

Sacks G, Vandevijvere S. (2016). Poor nutrition-related policies and practices of global food companies under the spotlight. Public Health Nutrition. 19. 955. DOI: 10.1017/S1368980016000549

Phulkerd S, Jaichuen N, Cetthakrikul N, Tangcharoensathien V. Report on private sector on title “Assessment of food industry policies and practices to create healthy food environments for preventing obesity and diet-related non-communicable diseases in Thailand. (now available in English on IHPP website). December 2016.

Mialon M, Swinburn B, Sacks G. A proposed approach to systematically identify and monitor the corporate political activity of the food industry with respect to public health using publicly available information. Obesity Reviews. 2015; 16(7): 519-530, DOI: 10.1111/obr.12289

Sacks G, Mialon M, Vandevijvere S, Trevena H, Snowdon W, Crino M, Swinburn B. Comparison of food industry policies and commitments on marketing to children and product (re)formulation in Australia, New Zealand and Fiji. Critical Public Health. 2015; 25(3): 299-319, DOI: 10.1080/09581596.2014.946888

 

Kanter. R., Reyes, M., & Corvalán, C. Photographic methods for measuring packaged food and beverage products in supermarkets. Current Developments in Nutrition. 2017; DOI: https://doi.org/10.3945/cdn.117.001016

Pongutta S, Chongwatpol P, Tantayapirak P, Vandevijvere S. Declaration of nutrition information on and nutritional quality of Thai ready-to-eat packaged food products. Public Health Nutrition 2017 (accepted for publication)

Al-Ani H H, Devi A, Eyles H, Swinburn B, Vandevijvere S. Nutrition and health claims on healthy and less-healthy packaged food products in New Zealand. British Journal of Nutrition. 2016. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/S0007114516002981

Huang, L., Neal, B., Dunford, E., Ma, G., Wu, J. H., Crino, M., & Trevena, H. (2016). Completeness of nutrient declarations and the average nutritional composition of pre-packaged foods in Beijing, China. Prev Med Rep, 4, 397-403. DOI:10.1016/j.pmedr.2016.08.002

Emrich TE, Qi Y, Cohen JE, Lou WY, L’Abbe MR. 2015. Front-of-pack symbols are not a reliable indicator of products with healthier nutrient profiles. Appetite 2015; 84(1): 148-153. DOI: 10.1016/j.appet.2014.09.017

Huang, L., Li, N., Barzi, F., Ma, G., Trevena, H., Dunford, E., . . . Neal, B. (2015). A systematic review of the prevalence of nutrition labels and completeness of nutrient declarations on pre-packaged foods in China. J Public Health (Oxf), 37(4), 649-658. DOI: 10.1093/pubmed/fdu091

Devi A, Eyles H, Rayner M, Ni Mhurchu C, Swinburn B, Lonsdale-Cooper E, Vandevijvere S. Nutritional quality, labelling and promotion of breakfast cereals on the New Zealand market. Appetite. 2014; 81(1): 253-260, DOI: 10.1016/j.appet.2014.06.019

Schermel A, Emrich TE, Arcand J, Wong CL, L’Abbé MR. 2013.  Nutrition marketing on processed food packages in Canada: 2010 Food Label Information Program. Appl Physiol Nutr Metab. 2013; 38(6):666-72. DOI: 10.1139/apnm-2012-0386

Blanco-Metzler A, Roselló-Araya M, Núñez-Rivas HP. 2011. Situación basal de la información nutricional declarada en las etiquetas de los alimentos comercializados en Costa Rica.  Revista Archivos Latinoamericanos de Nutrición, 61 (1): 87-95.

Nieto, C, Rincon-Gallardo Patino, S, Tolentino-Mayo, L, Carriedo, A & Barquera, S. Characterization of Breakfast Cereals Available in the Mexican Market: Sodium and Sugar Content. Nutrients 2017. 2017; DOI: 10.3390/nu9080884

Tiscornia MV, Heredia-Blonval K, Allemandi L, Blanco-Metzler A, Ponce M, Montero-Campos MA, CastronuovoL, Schoj V. Sugar Content in Non-Alcoholic Beverages Marketed in Argentina and Costa Rica. Revista Argent Salud Pública, 2017; 8 (30): 20-25.

Arcand J, Jefferson K, Schermel A, Shah F, Trang S, Kutlesa D, Lou W, L’Abbe MR. 2016. Examination of food industry progress in reducing the sodium content of packaged foods in Canada: 2010 to 2013. Appl Physiol Nutr Metab. 2016 Jun;41(6):684-90. DOI: 10.1139/apnm-2015-0617. Epub 2016 Apr 26. PMID: 27113326

Bernstein JT, Schermel A, Mills CM, L’Abbé MR. 2016. Total and free sugar content of Canadian prepackaged foods and beverages. Nutrients. 2016;8(9): E582. DOI: 10.3390/nu8090582

Huang, L., Neal, B., Dunford, E., Ma, G., Wu, J. H., Crino, M., & Trevena, H. (2016). Completeness of nutrient declarations and the average nutritional composition of pre-packaged foods in Beijing, China. Prev Med Rep, 4, 397-403. DOI: 10.1016/j.pmedr.2016.08.002

Semnani-Azad Z, Scourboutakos MJ, L’Abbé MR.  2016. Kids’ Meals from Chain Restaurants: Exceedingly High in Calories, Fats, and Sodium. BMC Nutrition 2016: 2:16.  https://doi.org/10.1186/s40795-016-0056-8

Allemandi, L., Tiscornia, M. V., Ponce, M., Castronuovo, L., Dunford, E., & Schoj, V. (2015). Sodium content in processed foods in Argentina: compliance with the national law. Cardiovascular diagnosis and therapy5(3), 197. DOI: 10.3978/j.issn.2223-3652.2015.04.01

Crino M, Sacks G, Vandevijvere S, Swinburn B, Neal B. The Influence on Population Weight Gain and Obesity of the Macronutrient Composition and Energy Density of the Food Supply. Current Obesity Reports. 2015; 4(1):1-10, DOI: 10.1007/s13679-014-0134-7

da Costa Louzada ML, Borletto Martins AP, Canella DS, Baraldi LG, Levy RB, Claro RM, Moubarac JC, Cannon G, Monteiro CA. Ultra-processed foods and the nutritional dietary profile in Brazil. Rev Saúde Pública. 2015; 49: 38. DOI: 0.1590/S0034-8910.2015049006132

Montero- Campos M, Blanco-Metzler A, Chan-Chan V. 2015 Sodium in breads and snacks of high consumption in Costa Rica. Basal content and verification of nutritional labeling. Rev Archivos Latinoamericanos de Nutrición (ALAN) 65(1): 36-43.

Report presented to Ministry of Health and Advisers of Costa Rica on “Analysis of the situation of the supply and acquisition of non-alcoholic sweetened beverages in households in Costa Rica”. INCIENSA. Tres Ríos, Costa Rica. February 15, 2015. (Adriana Blanco Katrina Heredia, and María de los Ángeles Montero).

Scourboutakos MJ, Semnani-Azad Z, L’Abbe MR. 2015. Added Sugars in Kids’ Meals from Chain Restaurants. Prevent Med Rep EPub. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.pmedr.2014.11.003

Arcand J, Scourboutakos MJ, Au JT, L’Abbe MR. 2014 Trends in trans fatty acids in the Canadian food supply: an updated analysis. Am J Clin Nutr. 2014;100(4):1116-23. Epub 2014 Aug 6. DOI: 10.3945/ajcn.114.088732

Arcand J, Au JTC, Schermel A, L’Abbe MR. 2014. A comprehensive analysis of sodium levels in the Canadian packaged food supply. Am J Prev Med 2014;46(6):633–642. DOI: 10.1016/j.amepre.2014.01.012

Blanco-Metzler A, de Pablo S, Samman N, Salazar de Ariza J, Masson L, de Núñez L y Wenzel de Menezes, E. LATINFOODS activities and challenges during the period of 2009-2012. Revista Archivos Latinoamericanos de Nutrición Volumen 64, No 3, 2014.

Heredia-Blonval K, Blanco-Metzler A, Montero-Campos M, Dunford E. The salt content of products from popular fast-food chains in Costa Rica. Appetite 83: 173-177, 2014. DOI: 10.1016/j.appet.2014.08.027

Scourboutakos MJ, L’Abbe MR. 2014. Changes in sodium levels in chain restaurant foods in Canada (2010-2013): a longitudinal study. Can Med Assoc J Open 2014 Oct 1;2(4):E343-51. DOI: 10.9778/cmajo.20140028. PMID: 25553327

Allemandi, L., Garipe, L., Schoj, V., Pizarro, M., & Tambussi, A. (2013). Análisis del contenido de sodio y grasas trans de los alimentos industrializados en Argentina. Rev. argent. salud publica4(15), 14-19.

Blanco-Metzler A by The Food Monitoring Group. 2013. Progress with a global branded food composition database. Food Chemistry,  140 (3): 451–457. DOI: 10.1016/j.foodchem.2012.10.065

Castronuovo, L., Allemandi, L., Tiscornia, V., & Schoj, V. (2013). Sodium Reduction Policies In Argentina: An Analysis Of The “less Salt More Life” Initiative. Annals of Nutrition and Metabolism63, 927.

Scourboutakos MJ, Semnani-Azad Z, L’Abbe MR. 2013.  Restaurant Meals: Almost a Full Day’s Worth of Calories, Fats, and Sodium.  JAMA Intern Med. 2013; 173(14):1373-4. DOI: 10.1001/jamainternmed.2013.6159

Scourboutakos MJ, L’Abbé MR. 2013. Sodium Levels in Canadian Fast-food and Sit-down Restaurants. Can J Public Health 2013; 104(1):e2-e8. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.17269/cjph.104.3683

Snowdon, W., Raj, A., Reeve, E., Guerrero, R. L., Fesaitu, J., Cateine, K., & Guignet, C. (2013). Processed foods available in the Pacific Islands. Globalization and Health, 9(1), 53. DOI: 10.1186/1744-8603-9-53

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