Balanced Lifestyle

Wallet Guide for Smarter Shopping Choices

Wallet Guide for Smarter Shopping Choices

Use this ‘wallet guide’ for to make smarter choices when buying groceries:

This food is…. Per 100g of food
High in Energy 950 kilojoules (kJ) or more
Low in Energy 170kJ or less
High in Carbohydrates 13g or more
High in Protein 10g or more
High in Dietary Fibre 6g or more
Fat Free 0.5g or less
Low Fat 3 g or less
Low in Saturated Fat 1.5g or less
Low in Cholesterol 20mg or less
Low in Sodium 120mg or less
Reduced, light or lite The product contains 25% less energy
or 25% less of a specific nutrient, for example,
25% less energy, fat, cholesterol or sodium
than the reference food

Remember to still be savvy with regards to portion sizes and not to believe that ‘more is better’.

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