Checking the nutrition label is a good way to compare products, make healthier choices and eat a balanced diet. Click here for an overview of the different types of label to look out for.

 

Things you need to know

  • The nutrition label shows you how many calories and how much fat, saturates, sugars and salt is in a portion.
  • Nutrition labels often include red, amber and green colours, giving you an at-a-glance view of fat, saturates, sugars and salt levels.
  • The design of front of pack nutrition labels may sometimes differ between products but if you know what to look out for, you can still make an accurate comparison.