Food Labelling: Additional Resources | World Obesity Federation

Food Labelling: Additional Resources

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Change4Life Food Scanner

Why food labels matter

You'll find traffic light labels on most food and drink, usually on the front of the pack. These labels use red, amber and green colour coding to help us understand what's inside our food so we can make healthier choices when shopping. 

Food labels, also called nutrition labels, show how much sugar, sat fat and salt are inside what we're buying. When it comes to reading food labels, a good rule of thumb is to go for more greens and ambers, and cut down on reds.

Not all packaged food has traffic light labels, but calorie information must be included on the back of the pack. 

The Food Sanner app can help you and your family make healthier food and drink choices. You can get the app in here.



Foods can be surprisingly high in salt, fat, saturated fats (saturates) and sugars, but many people struggle to understand nutrition labels on food packaging. FoodSwitch UK is a revolutionary, award-winning, free smartphone app that helps you make healthier food choices.


ScanUp allows you to scan bar codes of products that you wish to buy and adds it to your grocery list. Instantly, you get the nutritional profile of your product of interest. Download the application here


Spoon Guru

Helping consumers discover the right food whatever their dietary preference, health objective or lifestyle choice. Spoon Guru’s algorithms process hundreds of thousands of product’s and attributes daily to ensure our information is always up to date. Combining AI and machine learning with nutritional expertise to determine every product or any recipe’s true suitability for each individual shopper.



Yuka’s goal is to improve consumer health by helping them make sense of product labels and make better choices for their health. Their vision is that through informed purchasing, consumers will be able to leverage their buying power to drive the agro-food and cosmetics industries towards improving their product offerings.