How to use the Nutri-Score?

The letter A on a green background indicates that a product scores well in terms of overall nutritional value. A product with a dark orange E should only be consumed in moderation. The Nutri-Score provides product information clearly, helping you make conscious choices. In principle, all food products qualify for a Nutri-Score, including ready-made meals and drinks. However, alcoholic drinks and baby food up to 3 years of age do not qualify.

Be smart

Is it only allowed to buy food with an A-score? Does everything with an E-score have to be ignored? That’s not the case. As often in life, it’s a matter of everything in moderation. The Nutri-Score is calculated per one hundred gram or millilitre, so it’s easy to compare within the same product range. For example, you can compare the scores of different types of breakfast cereals or ready-meals. You can then immediately see which products you can eat regularly, and which products are less suitable for a balanced diet.

Eating a more balanced diet with the Nutri-Score

When you cook, you automatically combine products with different Nutri-Scores. For instance, you can use cheese with a D score in a recipe, but you will not eat 100 g of that cheese per portion. So you can still put a balanced meal on the table, even with the cheese. As always, everything in moderation is a good indicator, also when using the Nutri-Score.

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