At Tesco, we are always committed to helping you achieve a healthier living, which is why we are the FIRST HYPERMARKET to initiate the practice of nutrition labelling. These nutrition labels can be found at the front of all our Tesco Value and Tesco Choice food products.
What’s in a label?
What are Guidelines Daily Amounts (GDAs)?
- Our nutrition labels are concise and easy to understand. They explain what compounds are in the product that you are about to purchase and how much of these compounds are in it.
- For example, if you are conscious about the amount of sugar you take, you can clearly see the sugar content of a particular food product and the percentage of the recommended daily sugar intake.
GDAs are guidelines to the total amount of Calories, Sugar, Fat, Saturates and Salt a typical adult should consume in a day. By showing GDAs on the packs of our food products, we make it convenient for you to choose your purchases according to your family’s needs. You can now easily prepare meals that are balanced in nutrition!
Here are some examples of our front-of-pack labels and what they mean.
It is worth remembering that GDAs stated on packs are calculated for a typical adult. They should only serve as a reference, and they can be adjusted based on your lifestyle, habits or needs.
Are women and men different? Yes. However, an average woman and a less active man have similar GDA figures, so you can use those figures as a guide.
By showing percentages of GDAs as signposts at the front of the packs, they clearly illustrate the amount that you will be consuming by eating one serving of the particular food. This will help you in making a decision on how a certain product can fit into your diet.