Food labelling

Food labels are an excellent way of helping us make healthier choices, and many food and drink manufacturers and retailers use colour coded front of pack nutrition labels.

We could all be making healthier choices when it comes to our diets. Food labels are an excellent way of helping us make healthier choices, and many food and drink manufacturers and retailers use colour coded front of pack nutrition labels. These labels provide easy to understand information about calories and the levels of fat, saturated fat, sugars and salt in a product.

Many of the foods with front of pack labelling that you see in the shops will have a mixture of red, amber and greens. So, when you’re choosing between similar products, try to go for more greens and ambers, and fewer reds, to help you eat a healthier diet. We have some resources available to help you plan your lessons around food labelling:

Teacher's Resource

Front of Pack PDF (43KB)

Teacher's Resource

Labelling PDF (96KB)

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