Most pre-packaged foods have labels giving information to help you make healthier choices. They give information about the levels of fat, salt, added sugar, calories, and sometimes sodium and fibre.
Many food manufacturers and supermarkets use the food traffic light system on their labels. The label tells you the amount of fat, saturated fat, sugar or salt per 100g (3½oz) of the product.
The colours show if this is high, medium or low.
Red – content level is high.
Amber – content level is medium.
Green – content level is low.
You should eat more foods with amber and green labels and fewer with red. You can use the table below to check products that don’t have traffic light labelling, by comparing it with their ingredients list.