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.