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HI-LO's

FOODCOUNTS SIMPLIFIED LABELLING SYSTEM

Heinz beans is a random example and Heinz is not endorsing the idea

Heinz baked beans

 

Proposed labelling

nutrient scale for baked beans

Current labelling for Heinz beans
 

typical Values

per 100g per serving
Energy (kcal) 75  155 
Protein (g) 4.7  9.7 
Carbohydrate (g) 13.6  28.2 
Fat (g) 0.2  0.4 
Fibre (g) 3.7  7.7 
Sodium (g) 0.5 

 

 

Foodcounts nutrient scale

0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
Calories     nil 1-100 101-200 201-300 301-400 401-500 501-600 601-700 701-800 801-900
Protein g nil 1-5 6-10 11-15 16-20 21-25 26-30 31-35 36-40 41-45
Carbs g nil 1-10 11-20 21-30 31-40 41-50 51-60 61-70 71-80 81-90
Fat  g nil 1-100 101-200 201-300 301-400 401-500 501-600 601-700 701-800 801-900
Fibre g nil 1-5 6-10 11-15 16-20 21-25 26-30 31-35 36-40 41-45
Sodium g nil 1 1-2 2-3 3-4 4-5 5-6 6-7 7-8 8-9
 

Hi-lo's logo(some examples)

  lowest [0] highest [9]
calories none exists peanut butter
protein carrots chicken
carbs beef flour
fat lettuce butter
fibre cheese all-bran
salt rice pork scratchings

Scale per 100g of  food  [equal percentiles]

The percentiles will be weighted against the actual spreads of all food-items when plotted.

In the meantime the above are examples of food-items at the extremes of the scale.