Do you understand food nutrition labels?


24th May 2023

PEOPLE over the age of 11 should not eat more than 6g of salt a day – less for younger children.

Yet, the NHS says we are eating around 8.1g each across the nation. Why does that matter? It’s because salt drives up blood pressure, which can lead to heart disease and other health problems. Blood pressure is a measure of the force that your heart uses to pump blood around your body.

The NHS says that it costs the country around £30 billion a year to treat people with cardiovascular disease. That’s any disease involving the heart or blood vessels. More importantly, it says more than 4,000 lives could be saved every year if we cut the average amount of salt we eat a day by just 1g.

Do you know how to read nutrition labels and watch the amount of salt you eat?

Do you understand food nutrition labels?


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eleran · 9 months ago

The labels don't usually have the ingredients in big print so I can't often read them. Also the information at the back of the packet is very confusing and I have to read really carefully to see the information label

kb1. · 9 months ago

Of course I do I learnt about them! · 9 months ago

It is sometimes a bit difficult to control how much I eat salt.🧂😞

sailor31 · 9 months ago

The labels should have bigger print and make it really clear how much salt you are eating

masculine · 9 months ago

i cannot read

elsamyd · 9 months ago

I think that if people think that kids should read the labels on food, they need to make them easier to read! Personally, I don't usually read food labels because they look so difficult to read. They need to look less confusing if kids are going to read them.

uniquestar · 9 months ago

If salt is bad for us, why do the people who make the food use so much?

xiangxiang · 9 months ago

My parents taught me how to read food lables😀