Contribution of selected foods to intakes of energy, fat, saturated fat and non-milk extrinsic sugars

K. L. Barton, W. L. Wrieden, J. Armstrong, A. Sherriff, A.M. Craigie, A. S. Anderson

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Evidence based Scottish Dietary Targets (Revised Dietary Goals since 2013) have been monitored since 2001( 1 ). The baseline figures used in the setting of these targets were derived mainly from the National Food Surveys of 1989–1991 and were an indication of food and nutrient intake at that time. As national and global food supplies are constantly evolving, it is important to revisit the contribution of different food categories to energy, fat, saturated fat and non-milk extrinsic sugars (NMES) and ensure that the most important foods and drinks are included in the monitoring of overall population intakes.

Household food purchase data from 2001 to 2012, for Scotland, from the UK Living Costs and Food Survey were analysed to estimate the contribution selected food groupings made to intakes of energy, fat, saturated fat and NMES. Adjustments were made for waste( 2 ) and data were analysed using general linear models within the complex samples module of SPSS (SPSS Inc., Chicago, IL, USA) weighting to the Scottish population and taking account of sampling methods. Results are provided for population data (i.e. includes consumers and non-consumers), in descending order by energy contribution. Those contributing more than 5 % to total intake of energy or one of the macronutrients are presented in the table.

Original languageEnglish
Article numberE47
Number of pages1
JournalProceedings of the Nutrition Society
Issue numberOCE2
Publication statusPublished - 20 Jun 2016



  • Scottish dietary targets
  • food purchase data
  • NMES

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