Understanding food labels

Reading and understanding food labels can really help to ensure we are giving children healthy food. The quickest place to look if you want a snapshot of the nutrition information is the front of the pack. Most products display a traffic light label. This uses colours to demonstrate the amounts of that nutrient present in the item. It can be useful to compare similar products and to help you make healthier food choices.

More nutrition information can be found on the back of the pack such as ingredients, allergens, nutrition per 100g, nutrition per serving/portion and number of servings per pack.