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Association between the consumption of ultra-processed foods and snacking patterns in Brazil in 2008-2009

Grant number: 18/21929-1
Support type:Scholarships in Brazil - Scientific Initiation
Effective date (Start): March 01, 2019
Effective date (End): February 29, 2020
Field of knowledge:Health Sciences - Nutrition - Nutritional Analysis of Population
Principal researcher:Maria Laura da Costa Louzada
Grantee:Nicolly Baião Martins
Home Institution: Instituto de Saúde e Sociedade (ISS). Universidade Federal de São Paulo (UNIFESP). Campus Baixada Santista. Santos , SP, Brazil
Associated research grant:15/14900-9 - Consumption of ultra-processed foods, dietary nutrient profile diet and obesity in seven countries, AP.TEM


The objective of this project is to evaluate the consumption of ultra-processed foods and its association with snacking patterns in a representative sample of the Brazilian population aged 10 years or older (n=34,003). This study is linked to the thematic project "Ultraprocessed Food Consumption, Nutrition Profile of the Diet and Obesity in Seven Countries" and we will use data on individual food consumption obtained from the Household Budget Survey (POF 2008-2009). Based on the NOVA classification, foods will be divided into groups according to the characteristics of their industrial processing: unprocessed or minimally processed foods, processed culinary ingredients, processed foods and ultra-processed foods. The relative contribution to the total energy consumption of different foods according to the four groups and their selected subgroups will be described throughout the day. An analysis of the association between the consumption of ultra-processed foods and the habit of snacking habit during the day will also be carried out.