Understanding Food Labels

Making healthier choices for you and your family can be very confusing.

To help you make informed choices about your diet and to enjoy a more healthy and balanced life, Nestlé has developed an on-pack tool called the Nestlé Nutritional Compass.

Nestlé Nutritional Compass

The Nestlé Nutritional Compass can be found on almost all Nestlé products worldwide. It gives you at-a-glance information to help you make decisions.

The compass comprises four boxes:


We are expanding the use of the Nutritional Compass to include a QR code on packs that consumers can scan with a smartphone to access to useful, fact based information that they would not ordinarily find on the label, such as the product’s nutritional profile and its environmental and social impacts. This initiative is called “Beyond the Label.

 

Further, as a responsible leader in nutrition, health and wellness, we aim to continue our efforts to address poor dietary intakes by helping consumers make informed dietary decisions via enhanced nutritional information about our products on the pack. We have committed to ensuring that all relevant products worldwide have guideline daily amount (GDA) labelling on front of pack by 2016.

In order to guide consumers on the amount and frequency of food and beverage consumption, we are also working on initiatives such as portion guidance.

Nutritional Information

This information is given in a standardised format that will allow you to easily compare the amount of energy, protein, carbohydrate and fat in different products.

Good question

A question related to the consumption of the product and its fit in a balanced diet.

Good to know

This information box provides nutritional information about the product, explaining one or more elements of the nutrient table or benefits of any ingredient. It could address issues of public concern e.g. amount of fat, sugar or salt contained in the product.

Good to remember

This box provides tips, advice and information related to the consumption of the product in a balanced diet. This box may also provide healthy lifestyle tips to supplement a healthy diet.

Good to talk

Here, you can find our telephone number, address or website details for getting in touch with us with your concerns or questions.