Making sense of food and drink labelling

Getting to grips with food labels makes it easier to choose healthy food and drink.

Guide to food labellingOur simple A5 guide makes it easy to understand nutrition labels on food and drink packaging. It also includes a handy credit card-sized mini-guide for you to use while out shopping.

Our guide explains the terms used on food labels including serving size, nutrients, reference intakes and traffic light labels.

We also help you to understand health claims made on food labels such as ‘no added sugar’, ‘reduced fat’ and ‘low fat’.

Understanding food and drink labels can be a great first step towards making healthier choices when shopping.

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