To make the choice that is right for you, use the calorie information to compare products. Check the pack for the number of calories there are in a portion and 100g of a food or 100ml of drink.

Things you need to know

  • The average woman needs 2,000 calories per day, the average man 2,500 and children fewer than 2,000 depending on their age.
  • You’ll usually see two values on labels, kcal and kJ, but look out for kcal or calories.