The numbers on the label show you how many calories and how much fat, saturates, sugars and salt a portion of food or drink contains, both in number of grams and as a share (%) of your daily allowance (RI).


Things you need to know

  • Reference Intake (RI) has replaced the term Guideline Daily Amount or GDA.
  • Aim to stay below 100% of your daily allowance (RI) 
  • Use the percentages on the nutrition label to track whether you’re under or over your daily allowance (known as a Reference Intake or RI).
  • The daily allowances (RI) are recommended by an independent panel of scientific experts and endorsed by the Department of Health.