TABLE 4

Child-Targeted Products With a GF Claim Versus Product Equivalents With No Claim: Average Calories and Nutrients Comparison in 100 g Serving of Products in Each Food Category (Matched Data, N = 43)

Calories and Nutrients per 100 g servingCereal (n = 22)Cookies or Biscuits (n = 8)Fruit Snacks or Applesauce (n = 38)Granola Bars or Cereal Bars (n = 6)Pasta or Soups (n = 4)Peanut Butter, Jams, or Spreads (n = 2)Frozen Ices or Popsicles (n = 2)Ice Cream (n = 4)
Calories, kcal
 GFC, mean (SD)379.18 (36.10)400.00 (0.0)203.75 (154.51)408.73 (13.75)385.97 (0)625.00 (—)80.00 (—)100.00 (5.66)
 NC, mean (SD)385.03 (21.57)433.33 (0.0)209.90 (151.05)386.85 (38.65)372.98 (18.36)625.00 (—)93.75 (—)96.00 (22.63)
P.74<.001.15.29.50.78
Fat, g
 GFC, mean (SD)5.12 (2.42)11.25 (3.15)1.75 (2.64)9.82 (1.30)6.58 (0.62)50.0 (—)0 (—)4.80 (0)
 NC, mean (SD)4.91 (2.93)13.33 (0)1.67 (2.69)8.67 (2.88)4.57 (2.22)50.0 (—)0 (—)3.40 (1.98)
P.73.28.16.61.50.50
Sugars, g
 GFC, mean (SD)103.25 (22.64)66.67 (56.57)103.28 (89.62)106.35 (24.44)0 (0)50.00 (—)64.00 (—)38.40 (4.53)
 NC, mean (SD)122.21 (24.12)63.33 (42.69)50.40 (37.02)77.09 (24.30)0 (0)18.75 (—)58.33 (—)22.40 (2.26)
P.12.85<.001.35.19
Sodium, mg
 GFC, mean (SD)363.92 (145.01)233.33 (78.17)116.89 (127.45)236.11 (43.37)552.63 (12.41)312.50 (—)0 (—)24.00 (0)
 NC, mean (SD)475.99 (127.12)291.67 (16.67)118.04 (129.56)302.68 (69.53)660.65 (82.94)375.00 (—)0 (—)26.00 (2.83)
P.07.22.88.06.28.50
Saturated fat, g
 GFC, mean (SD)0.64 (1.06)5.00 (1.92)0.86 (1.33)1.29 (1.13)3.95 (0.62)9.38 (—)0 (—)3.20 (0)
 NC, mean (SD)0.82 (0.48)1.58 (1.17)0.83 (1.34)3.37 (1.28)2.75 (1.07)6.25 (—)0 (—)2.20 (1.41)
P.59.02.331.23.50.50
Trans fat, g
 GFC, mean (SD)00.08 (0.17)000.09 (0.12)0 (—)0 (—)0.16 (0)
 NC, mean (SD)00000.09 (0.12)0 (—)0 (—)0.12 (0.17)
P.39.80
Protein, g
 GFC, mean (SD)7.88 (2.05)5.83 (1.67)0.15 (0.28)5.36 (2.60)8.77 (0)25.0 (—)0 (—)0.80 (0)
 NC, mean (SD)6.90 (1.54)6.67 (0)0.19 (0.17)4.01 (0.29)13.02 (1.44)21.88 (—)0 (—)1.20 (0.57)
P.18.39.55.42.15.50
Added sugars
 GFC, N (%)10 (100.0)3 (75.0)18 (90.0)3 (100.0)01 (100.0)1 (100.0)2 (100.0)
 NC, N (%)10 (100.0)3 (75.0)15 (75.0)3 (100.0)01 (100.0)1 (100.0)2 (100.0)
P.12.05.01
Artificial sugars
 GFC, N (%)00000000
 NC, N (%)3 (27.3)002 (66.7)0000
P
  • GFC, gluten-free claim; NC, no claim; —, not applicable.