Understanding food labels
To be effective, labelling policies should provide measures to advise and educate consumers to help them to understand the information on the label. This education may be provided through health and education services. Public and private sector organizations can assist consumers to understand food labels.

Examples

Australia New Zealand
Food Standards Australia New Zealand

Brazil
Você sabe o que está comendo? Manual de orientação aos consumidores. Educação para o Consumo Saudável
Leaflet 
Consumer education manual

Canada
Health Canada

Hong Kong
Nutrition labelling for consumers

USA

Nutrition Facts Label Programs and Materials


Make Your Calories Count - Use the Nutrition Facts label for Healthy Weight Management

Please see the country pages listed in the right hand column for further examples of materials designed to educate consumers to read and use food labels.

last updated:  Tuesday, September 3, 2013