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Always read labels of packaged food and beverages

If buying packaged food, always read the label for, ingredients, nutrient values, date of expiry, and instructions for storage and preparation. Compare different brands of the same food item to choose the better option.

  • Follow the colour coding system for fat, salt and sugar in solid and semi-solid food.
  • Check amounts of desired nutrients or types of additives and levels of fat, salt, and sugar in food labels identify hidden unhealthy contents.

What is the body mass index (BMI)?

The body mass index (BMI) is a measure that uses your height and weight to work out whether your weight is healthy.  BMI is calculated by dividing an adults’s weight in kilograms by their height in meters squared.  For example, A BMI of 25 means 25kg/m2. Read More