Table 1

Outline of product categories and number of products in the web-based supermarket

Food Category

Total products (n)

Healthy products (n)a


1

Potatoes and potato products

10

7


2

Fruits

10

10


3

Vegetables

41

41


4

Ready to eat meals

19

4


5

Meat/Fish/Poultry

29

13


6

Meat products

18

4


7

Salads (e.g., crab salad, egg salad, etc.)

8

3


8

Appetizers/snacks

6

1


9

Cheese

19

3


10

Dairy drinks (e.g., milk, yoghurt drink, etc.)

15

8


11

Desserts

21

4


12

(Whipped) cream

5

-


13

Butter

6

2


14

Eggs

2

-


15

Bread

15

6


16

Pastry

14

4


17

Snacks/refreshments

12

3


18

Frozen snacks

10

-


19

Ice (cream)

8

1


20

Frozen pastry

2

-


21

Coffee

7

-


22

Evaporated milk/sugar/sweeteners

9

2


23

Baking products

13

4


24

Sweet sandwich fillings

10

3


25

Breakfast products

13

6


26

Pasta/Rice/Noodles

12

4


27

Mixes for sauces

12

1


28

Seasonings

9

1


29

Herbs and spices

10

-


30

Oils/Sauces and pickles

26

9


31

Soups

12

2


32

Canned foods (excluding fruits and vegetables)

10

3


33

Beverages (excluding soda)

6

3


34

Soda

24

14


35

Alcoholic beverages

19

-


36

Candy

14

3


37

Chocolate

20

-


38

Crisps/nuts/toast

16

3


Total

512

172 (33.6%)


aHealthy products are defined following the Choices front-of-pack nutrition label criteria which are based on the international WHO recommendations regarding saturated fat, trans fat, sodium, and added sugar [23].

Waterlander et al. International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity 2012 9:11   doi:10.1186/1479-5868-9-11

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