BNI of kinds of yogurts
Some yogurts target particular populations, such as children, for reasons other than nutrition or health. Thus, it is of interest to test whether such yogurts inform about overall nutritional balance (BNI) and, thus, may help choose more balanced products. This article summarizes research done in this regards (for an in-depth description see Perezgonzalez, 2011c3).
Illustration 1 collates relevant statistical information about two groups of yogurts: those which are targeted to children and those which are not. These results seem to support four main inferences. Firstly, that yogurts targeted to children have an average BNI higher (median = 100.91) than other yogurts (median = 90.50). Secondly, that such difference is also found between groups (U = 3142, p < 0.01). Thirdly, that avoiding yogurts targeted to children helps choose more balanced yogurts (rho = 0.122, p < 0.01). Fourthly, that, nonetheless, even when statistically significant, both medians and correlation are rather small, and they may not be that important in practical terms.
|Illustration 1: Yogurts targeted to children|
|(Source: Perezgonzalez, 2011b2)|
Jose D PEREZGONZALEZ (2012). Massey University, Turitea Campus, Private Bag 11-222, Palmerston North 4442, New Zealand. (JDPerezgonzalez).
Want to know more?
- BNI™ journal (2012, issue 1) - Yogurts galore
- This issue of the Balanced Nutrition Index™ journal collates all BNI™ nutrition information about the original sample in a single book. You can also access information about individual yogurts on the BNI™ database and aggregated information on Wiki of Science (nutritional balance of food).
- Wiki of Science - Nutrition topics
- This Wiki of Science page provides access to a variety of nutrition topics, including research related to the one summarised above and a related article providing an in-depth description of above results.