There are a few things to be aware of when working out how healthy food is for your family.
Lots of packaged foods come with colour-coded labels that show how much fat, sugar and salt there is at a glance. Red means there’s a lot, amber means there’s a moderate amount, and green means there’s a little.
To make healthier meal choices, try to choose more green and amber labels, and fewer reds.
If there’s no colour-coded label, look for the nutrition information per 100g instead. The NHS guidelines below will help you tell if a food is high in fat, salt or sugar.
|High levels (per 100g)||Low levels (per 100g)|
|Total fat||More than 17.5g||3g or less|
|Saturated fat||More than 5g||1.5g or less|
|Sugars||More than 22.5g of total sugars||5g or less of total sugars|
|Salt||More than 1.5g||0.3g salt or less|
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