The Food and Drink manufacturing industry is the largest sector in the UK. In terms of economic contribution, it accounts for 17% of all UK manufacturing gross value added of (£28.2 billion).
Labelling is regulated to protect consumers which should have the correct information to make confident and informed food choices. Everyone has the right to know that the food they have bought matches the description given on the label. However, trying to understand that information is debatable.
I’m old school, so I look at three basic ingredients, salt, sugar & saturated fats, these little babies aren’t good for us, but everything in moderation as always.
I discovered the change4life app which can be easily downloaded on your phone and is very user friendly. Children need visuals and when they scan the barcode, this app shows them how many sugar cubes, saturated fat & salt that are inside a product.
I leave them to make the right choices on their own. They now have to start taking responsibility for what they eat and drink. This app can also be a great distraction for younger children when taking them to the supermarket. Product scanning gives them a little task to perform but at the same time they are learning!!
For more information, Google; NHS – Change 4 Life or download from your Apple App Store.
Please let me know what you think or if you use any similar apps.
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