Food labels can help us understand what we are eating and how much of a certain food we should eat

Here is an example of a food label (from Change 4 Life):

What is high or low?

Total Fat

High: more than 17.5g of fat per 100g

Low: 3g or less of fat per 100g

Saturated Fat

High: more than 5g of saturated fat per 100g

Low: 1.5g or less of saturated fat per 100g


High: more than 22.5g of total sugars per 100g

Low: 5g or less of total sugars per 100g


High: more than 1.5g of salt per 100g

Low: 0.3g or less of salt per 100g

Remember ingredients are always listed with the largest amount first, check the ingredients list to see how far down added salt and sugar is!

Check out this great video from Change 4 Life for a quick guide to food labels:

You can also download the brilliant Food Scanner app for free via Change 4 Life