Eating Well

Food Labelling

Look for products with green, amber or red coloured labels on the front of the pack. These show you at a glance if the food you are thinking about buying has low, medium or high amounts of fat, saturated fat, sugars and salt, helping you get a better balance.

What the colours mean:

RED means HIGH indicating that the food is high in fat, sugars or salt

It’s fine to eat this food occasionally or as a treat, but think about how often you choose it and how much of it you eat.

AMBER means MEDIUM making it an OK choice

Although going for green is even better!

GREEN means it’s LOW Which makes it a healthier choice.

Look out for traffic light labels on processed convenience foods such as pizzas, ready meals, pies, burgers, sausages, sandwiches and breakfast cereals.

Although the traffic light label designs may look different, you can still compare these foods because the companies are all using the Food Standards Agency guidelines. So when, for example, you are deciding between two pizzas, check out the colours to make a healthier choice.

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