'Economy' line foods from four supermarkets and brand name equivalents: a comparison of their nutrient contents and costs.

@article{Cooper2003EconomyLF,
  title={'Economy' line foods from four supermarkets and brand name equivalents: a comparison of their nutrient contents and costs.},
  author={Susan Cooper and Michael W. Nelson},
  journal={Journal of human nutrition and dietetics : the official journal of the British Dietetic Association},
  year={2003},
  volume={16 5},
  pages={339-47}
}
BACKGROUND Achieving healthy eating targets for low income households can be difficult because of economic barriers. Several UK supermarkets have introduced 'value line' or 'economy line' foods to improve their attractiveness to low income consumers. MATERIALS AND METHODS The costs and nutrient contents of five 'economy' line products of four major English supermarkets - Asda, KwikSave, Sainsbury and Tesco - were compared with branded (but not 'own label') equivalents. Single samples of… CONTINUE READING
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