Reading labels for healthier eating
The type and amount of nutrition information found on food labels can sometimes be confusing or difficult to understand. We all lead busy lives and we don’t have time to spend in the supermarket trying to ‘translate’ what it all means. One of the main aims of Food Standards Australia New Zealand is to ensure there is adequate information relating to food to allow you to make informed choices so that you can use the label to help select healthier foods and plan nutritious meals for you and your family.
People’s nutritional requirements vary depending on age and sex, level of physical activity and whether women may be pregnant or breastfeeding. For expert nutritional advice for you or your family you should see an accredited practising dietitian or consult your family doctor. Hover your mouse over the yoghurt to container and click the left button to find out more information about labelling.