Front of Pack Labelling for Energy is an at-a-glance label that tells you
the amount of energy (expressed in kcal) a particular food contains and
how it contributes to your recommended daily requirements (2000 kcal). It
is a good management tool that makes planning as healthy balanced diet,
How can I use FOP (Front of Pack) Labelling
to plan a healthier diet?
An average adult needs about 2000 kcal a day. A serving of the pictured
beverage provides 104kcal, only 5% of the recommended daily energy requirement
for an average individual. To achieve 100% of the recommended daily energy
requirement, you need to eat a variety of foods throughout the day.
FOP Labelling for Energy
is a guideline and should be referred to as such, not a target.
Try to stay within the boundaries of the recommended daily requirement
of 2000 kcal. It’s good to stay aware of what you are eating
and try to balance each meal in a day.
Are energy requirements the same for
Energy requirements vary from person to person depending on age, gender
and how much activity is carried out. Of course the energy requirements
for adult men and women are different. People who are very active require
more energy than those who are inactive. Children aged between 5 to 10 may
also have lower energy needs as compared to adults. The FOP Labelling for
Energy is a good indicator of the food product’s energy content and makes
the gauging process easier to do.