Food Labels

  • Food labels can help us understand what we are eating and how much of a certain food we should eat
  • Here is an example of a food label (from Change 4 Life)

  • What is high or low?
    • Total Fat
      • High: more than 17.5g of fat per 100g
      • Low: 3g or less of fat per 100g
    • Saturated Fat
      • High: more than 5g of saturated fat per 100g
      • Low: 1.5g or less of saturated fat per 100g
    • Sugar
      • High: more than 22.5g of total sugars per 100g
      • Low: 5g or less of total sugars per 100g
    • Salt
      • High: more than 1.5g of salt per 100g
      • Low: 0.3g or less of salt per 100g
  • Remember ingredients are always listed with the largest amount first, check the ingredients list to see how far down added salt and sugar is!
  • Check out this great video from Change 4 Life for a quick guide to food labels
  • You can also download the brilliant Food Scanner app for free via Change 4 Life