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US Access to Nutrition Spotlight Index 2018

This report finds that the ten largest US food and beverage manufacturers lack comprehensive strategies for effectively addressing obesity and diet-related diseases. Assessing a portfolio of the manufacturers’ products, the report classifies only 30% as “healthy”.

The report recommends that companies should do more to make healthy products available to people who have difficulty accessing them, develop detailed nutritional strategies and become more transparent in their reporting and monitoring.

Download the full report here. You can follow the report on Twitter at @ATNIndex or using the hashtag #USNutritionIndex. See also the Foodsource building block What is the nutrition transition?

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North America is the northern subcontinent of the Americas covering about 16.5% of the Earth's land area. This large continent has a range of climates spanning Greenland’s permanent ice sheet and the dry deserts of Arizona. Both Canada and the USA are major food producers and some of the largest food exporters in the world. Industrial farms are the norm in North America, with high yields relative to other regions and only 2% of the population involved in agriculture.

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