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Matters Arising: Food Compass novelty and NOVA category assignments

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Fig. 1: Per cent of foods in the FNDDS 2015–16 (n = 8,032) classified as minimally processed, culinary ingredients, processed and ultraprocessed by food group or food category.
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A.D. was responsible for the conception and design of the work and for the analysis and interpretation of data previously published as supplemental data in Nature Food. A.D. has reviewed and approved the submitted version.

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A.D. is the original developer of the Naturally Nutrient Rich and the Nutrient Rich Food (NRF) indices. That work was supported at the time by the Nutrient Rich Coalition whose members were The Beef Checkoff Program through the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association, California Avocado Commission, California Kiwifruit, California Strawberry Commission, Egg Nutrition Center, Florida Department of Citrus, Grain Foods Foundation, National Dairy Council, National Pork Board, United States Potato Board, Wheat Foods Council and Wild Blueberry Association of North America. A.D. is a member of Nestlé Scientific Advisory Board and has received grants, contracts and honoraria from these and other entities both public and private with an interest in nutrient density metrics and nutrient profiling of foods.

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Drewnowski, A. Matters Arising: Food Compass novelty and NOVA category assignments. Nat Food 3, 581–583 (2022).

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