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Nutritional profile of foods offered and consumed in a Belgian university canteen

Carl Lachat UGent, Lieven Huybregts UGent, Dominique Roberfroid, John Van Camp UGent, Anne-Marie De Winter UGent, PETRA DEBRUYNE UGent and Patrick Kolsteren UGent (2009) PUBLIC HEALTH NUTRITION. 12(1). p.122-128
abstract
Objective: To evaluate the nutritional profile of a lunch offered and consumed in a university canteen in Belgium. Design: The qualitative and quantitative content of 4365 meals theoretically available and 330 meals consumed was recorded during five weekdays spread over three weeks. Meal combinations were evaluated using a scoring system based on recommendations for Na content, energy from fat, and fruit and vegetable portions. Setting: University canteen in Belgium. Results: Only a 5 % of the meal combinations available and consumed complied with the three basic dietary recommendations for a hot lunch. The nutritional profile of the meals consumed was in line with that of the meals available. Conclusions: Our results show how the nutritional profile of what is eaten is largely determined by what is offered. To ensure overall compliance with dietary recommendations, considerable changes on the supply side, i.e. an increase in fruit and vegetable portions and a reduction in salt and fat of the lunch, are needed first in our setting. Our assessment provides baseline data to pilot a nutrient profiling intervention and shows how a nutrient profiling system can be used for meal evaluation purposes.
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Young adults, Canteen lunch, Food choice, Catering, Nutrient profiling, ENERGY-INTAKE, PORTION SIZE, ASSOCIATION, CONSUMPTION, OBESITY, WEIGHT, ADULTS, CHILDREN, AMERICA, TRENDS
journal title
PUBLIC HEALTH NUTRITION
Public Health Nutr.
volume
12
issue
1
pages
122 - 128
Web of Science type
Article
Web of Science id
000262365000019
JCR category
PUBLIC, ENVIRONMENTAL & OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH
JCR impact factor
2.749 (2009)
JCR rank
29/121 (2009)
JCR quartile
1 (2009)
ISSN
1368-9800
DOI
10.1017/S1368980008002048
language
English
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yes
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A1
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I have transferred the copyright for this publication to the publisher
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804487
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http://hdl.handle.net/1854/LU-804487
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2009-12-09 09:49:56
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2010-02-01 00:30:11
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  abstract     = {Objective: To evaluate the nutritional profile of a lunch offered and consumed in a university canteen in Belgium.
Design: The qualitative and quantitative content of 4365 meals theoretically available and 330 meals consumed was recorded during five weekdays spread over three weeks. Meal combinations were evaluated using a scoring system based on recommendations for Na content, energy from fat, and fruit and vegetable portions.
Setting: University canteen in Belgium.
Results: Only a 5 \% of the meal combinations available and consumed complied with the three basic dietary recommendations for a hot lunch. The nutritional profile of the meals consumed was in line with that of the meals available.
Conclusions: Our results show how the nutritional profile of what is eaten is largely determined by what is offered. To ensure overall compliance with dietary recommendations, considerable changes on the supply side, i.e. an increase in fruit and vegetable portions and a reduction in salt and fat of the lunch, are needed first in our setting. Our assessment provides baseline data to pilot a nutrient profiling intervention and shows how a nutrient profiling system can be used for meal evaluation purposes.},
  author       = {Lachat, Carl and Huybregts, Lieven and Roberfroid, Dominique and Van Camp, John and De Winter, Anne-Marie and DEBRUYNE, PETRA and Kolsteren, Patrick},
  issn         = {1368-9800},
  journal      = {PUBLIC HEALTH NUTRITION},
  keyword      = {Young adults,Canteen lunch,Food choice,Catering,Nutrient profiling,ENERGY-INTAKE,PORTION SIZE,ASSOCIATION,CONSUMPTION,OBESITY,WEIGHT,ADULTS,CHILDREN,AMERICA,TRENDS},
  language     = {eng},
  number       = {1},
  pages        = {122--128},
  title        = {Nutritional profile of foods offered and consumed in a Belgian university canteen},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/S1368980008002048},
  volume       = {12},
  year         = {2009},
}

Chicago
Lachat, Carl, Lieven Huybregts, Dominique Roberfroid, John Van Camp, Anne-Marie De Winter, PETRA DEBRUYNE, and Patrick Kolsteren. 2009. “Nutritional Profile of Foods Offered and Consumed in a Belgian University Canteen.” Public Health Nutrition 12 (1): 122–128.
APA
Lachat, C., Huybregts, L., Roberfroid, D., Van Camp, J., De Winter, A.-M., DEBRUYNE, P., & Kolsteren, P. (2009). Nutritional profile of foods offered and consumed in a Belgian university canteen. PUBLIC HEALTH NUTRITION, 12(1), 122–128.
Vancouver
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Lachat C, Huybregts L, Roberfroid D, Van Camp J, De Winter A-M, DEBRUYNE P, et al. Nutritional profile of foods offered and consumed in a Belgian university canteen. PUBLIC HEALTH NUTRITION. 2009;12(1):122–8.
MLA
Lachat, Carl, Lieven Huybregts, Dominique Roberfroid, et al. “Nutritional Profile of Foods Offered and Consumed in a Belgian University Canteen.” PUBLIC HEALTH NUTRITION 12.1 (2009): 122–128. Print.