TABLE 5

Child-Targeted Products With a GF Claim Versus Child-Targeted Products With No Claim: Average Calories and Nutrients Comparison in 100 g Serving of Products in Each Food Category (Full Data, N = 374)

Calories and Nutrients per 100 g servingCereal (n = 60)Cookies or Biscuits (n = 55)Fruit Snacks or Applesauce (n = 45)Granola Bars or Cereal Bars (n = 51)Pasta or Soups (n = 26)Peanut Butter, Jams, or Spreads (n = 1)Frozen Ices or Popsicles (n = 19)Ice Cream (n = 9)
Calories, kcal
 GFC, mean (SD)384.67 (35.46)400.00 (0)189.53 (149.89)392.22 (24.67)385.96 (0)625.00 (—)79.71 (1.63)101.33 (4.62)
 NC, mean (SD)379.18 (26.47)453.75 (45.42)266.00 (141.41)400.82 (36.95)178.04 (145.79)100.84 (47.68)145.56 (29.40)
P.22.02.12.47.06.340.04
Fat, g
 GFC, mean (SD)5.04 (2.54)11.25 (3.15)1.69 (2.45)10.0 (3.21)6.58 (0.62)50.0 (—)0 (0)4.80 (0)
 NC, mean (SD)3.52 (3.03)17.89 (6.26)0.69 (1.57)13.57 (14.04)3.18 (2.43)1.03 (2.97)4.00 (2.92)
P.21.04.13.41.07.50.660
Free sugars, g
 GFC, mean (SD)104.12 (21.16)66.67 (56.57)93.09 (83.56)87.66 (29.28)0 (0)50.0 (—)71.74 (9.28)37.33 (3.70)
 NC, mean (SD)117.81 (39.33)121.89 (30.55)137.98 (98.26)121.42 (34.84)21.08 (11.43)59.99 (15.41)68.89 (15.59)
P.10.07.04.02.02.17.01
Sodium, mg
 GFC, mean (SD)378.52 (156.78)233.33 (78.17)100.33 (116.69)182.80 (106.74)552.63 (12.41)312.50 (—)3.12 (3.63)22.67 (2.31)
 NC, mean (SD)444.59 (183.81)274.27 (93.37)86.75 (87.45)280.80 (100.53)402.10 (201.77)5.68 (11.39)55.56 (21.52)
P.10.39.61.01.311.67.04
Saturated fat, g
 GFC, mean (SD)0.66 (1.01)5.00 (1.92)0.83 (1.24)1.06 (1.17)3.95 (0.62)9.38 (—)0 (0)3.20 (0)
 NC, mean (SD)0.66 (0.99)7.08 (5.22)0.35 (0.79)4.63 (3.59)1.49 (1.43)0.43 (1.43)3.25 (2.73)
P.91.44.15.01.03.56.98
Trans fat, g
 GFC, mean (SD)0 (0)0.08 (0.17)0 (0)0 (0)0.09 (0.12)0 (—)0 (0)0.16 (0)
 NC, mean (SD)0 (0)0.05 (0.14)0 (0)0.01 (0.06)0.04 (0.07)0.02 (0.06)0.12 (0.09)
P.641.605.314.620.453
Protein, g
 GFC, mean (SD)7.62 (1.95)5.83 (1.67)0.20 (0.35)8.30 (6.08)8.77 (0)25.0 (—)0 (0)0.80 (0)
 NC, mean (SD)6.81 (2.04)5.71 (1.90)0.76 (0.84)6.65 (3.78)6.54 (5.69)0.03 (0.11)1.32 (0.68)
P.72.90.03.27.59.62.25
Added sugars
 GFC, N (%)12 (100.0)4 (100.0)29 (63.0)11 (21.6)01 (100.0)4 (21.1)3 (33.3)
 NC, N (%)47 (100.0)51 (92.7)32 (69.6)46 (90.2)2 (7.7)1 (100.0)15 (79.0)6 (66.7)
P.16.91<.001
Artificial sugars
 GFC, N (%)00000000
 NC, N (%)2 (4.3)1 (2.0)00001 (6.7)0
P.45.780.60
  • GFC, gluten-free claim; NC, no claim; —, not applicable.