3. Nutrition & Healthy Eating

Nutrition Take Out series – wrap style sandwiches and Indian takeaway foods

Project Reference:

02-2013

Status:

Completed

Commencement Date:

July, 2013

Project Duration:

12 months

Abstract:

safefood have previously funded surveys that have provided a "snapshot" of the nutritional content of commonly consumed take-away foods. These have included soups, pizzas, burgers and Chinese takeaway. The results have informed consumer messages about making healthier food choices when eating food out of the home.

This research extended these surveys to include Indian takeaway food and wrap style sandwiches. Based on the most popular Indian takeaway starters and main dishes and wrap style sandwiches the research (1) carried out a survey in a variety of outlets across the island in both urban and rural locations, (2) carried out nutritional analysis (energy, total fat, saturated fat, protein and salt) of popular Indian takeout foods and of popular wrap style sandwiches, and (3) compared the nutritional composition of Indian take out foods and of wrap style sandwiches to readymade supermarket versions.

Principal Contractor(s):

Dr Ruth Price, University of Ulster, Coleraine

Collaborator(s):

Single supplier

Outputs:

Report:

What's in your Indian Takeaway?

What’s in your favourite wraps?