Since the recent food traffic light system has been put in place, i’ve really found how useful it’s been and how my opinion of food choices while shopping has changed.
The system is pretty simple in terms of how it works, when something is highlighted green it’s good for you, when amber it’s alright, but could be bette and red is bad.
Obviously some products that we, personally I love such as cakes and chocolates are going to have high sugar and fat content, but that doesn’t mean we can’t eat them, it means as long as we eat them in moderation knowing the traffic light system then we’ll be able to have a much healthier diet.
Hundreds of food manufactures have become a part of the system, so next time you go shopping look out for the nutritional traffic light information!
Follow this link to the NHS Live well page for more information, http://www.nhs.uk/Livewell/Goodfood/Pages/food-labelling.aspx