Do you ever wonder when reading a food label what you should be looking for? Is it the fat, saturated fat, the total kilojoules or the sugar? What about whether it's low GI or high GI, or whether it's a good source of dietary fibre?
The Australian Government is currently reviewing what they think is the best way to tackle food labelling by helping people to make informed decisions.
Some organisations such as Choice and the Obesity Policy Coalition have started developing their own criteria for what they think will help consumers. The problem is that although their intentions may be good, their food rating systems are poorly designed and can actually give you misleading and incorrect assessments of foods.
Recently the Obesity Policy Coalition produced an app to help people decide if a food is healthy or not. Read my review of this app before you download it, as you may just want to reconsider your decision.