Understanding food labels fact sheet
Labels on packaged foods provide information that can help you make healthier food choices.
Making healthy food choices can help you to manage your diabetes, weight, and overall health. Understanding how to read food labels can help you choose foods with more fibre and less saturated fat, salt (sodium), added sugars and kilojoules. Food labels will typically include a nutrition information panel, list of ingredients, the ‘use by’ or ‘best before’ date and identify potential food allergens and additives.
Food labels also tell you the amount of carbohydrates (carbs) you eat and drink. This can help you manage your blood glucose levels.
Read more in our fact sheet Understanding food labels.