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Creation and validation of a NOVA scored picture set to evaluate ultra-processed foods

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posted on 2024-05-09, 17:55 authored by Alexandra DiFeliceantonioAlexandra DiFeliceantonio, Zachary HutelinZachary Hutelin, Monica AhrensMonica Ahrens, Mary BaughMary Baugh, Alexandra HanlonAlexandra Hanlon, Mary Oster

In the publication “Creation and validation of a NOVA scored picture set to evaluate ultra-processed foods.” ( we created and tested a picture set for use in fMRI and behavioral tasks. Please refer to this associated publication to see summary data and learn more about the development of this picture set. Here, the pictures are provided separately and in higher resolution to ease their research use.


Seale Innovation Fund, Virginia Tech

Ultra-processed food reward: neural and metabolic factors

National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases

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Alexandra DiFeliceantonio

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Files/Folders in Dataset and Description

File Description MPF - minimally processed food UPF - ultra-processed food File - MPF Apples and Pecans.jpg File - MPF Baked Potato and Chicken.jpg File - MPF Baked Sweet Potato.jpg File - MPF Bananas and Craisins.jpg File - MPF Buttered Pasta.jpg File - MPF Cheddar Cheese.jpg File - MPF Fried Egg, Hashbrowns, and Avocado.jpg File - MPF Hardboiled Eggs.jpg File - MPF Mini Cheese Wheels.jpg File - MPF Mozzarella Cheese Sticks.jpg File - MPF Oatmeal and Honey.jpg File - MPF Pepper Jack Cheese.jpg File - MPF Popcorn.jpg File - MPF Trail Mix with Peanuts.jpg File - UPF Animal Crackers.jpg File - UPF Cheerios and Milk.jpg File - UPF Chex Mix.jpg File - UPF Chicken Nuggets.jpg File - UPF Chocolate Chip Cookies.jpg File - UPF Deli Turkey and Mashed Potatoes.jpg File - UPF Frosted Mini Wheats.jpg File - UPF Fruit Chews.jpg File - UPF Grilled Cheese.jpg File - UPF Hot Dog.jpg File - UPF Hot Pocket.jpg File - UPF Peanut Butter and Jelly Sandwich.jpg File - UPF Pop-Tarts.jpg File - UPF Veggie Straws.jpg

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