TRAFFIC LIGHT LABELS GIVE GREEN LIGHT TO HEALTHY EATING
In a day and age when everyone is being encouraged to eat more healthily, doing the weekly shop can be a daunting task for many British families. It’s particularly difficult trying to understand things like salt, fat, calorie and sugar content on food labels which can be confusing and vary from one supermarket to another. However the government is planning to introduce a coloured “traffic light” system of food labelling with red warning of “danger” foods that are potentially bad for us and “green” being used on healthier foods. Health Secretary Alan Johnson is hoping that all supermarkets will implement the Food Standards Agency’s new labelling system within the next month. It is thought the new system will help families to adopt a healthier lifestyle and eat a more healthy diet. Let’s hope all their efforts are not in vain!