What is a food label?

Food is made up of things you can’t see. Like

  • Sugar
  • Carbs



  • Fat
  • Protein
  • Sodium. We call this salt.

Food labels tell you what is inside food.



  • How much sugar is in the food.
  • How many carbs are in the food.

It is important to know how much sugar and carbs are in your food.

It helps you look after your diabetes. Like

It can help you make decisions about what food to eat.

Your blood sugars might go low. So you need to know what sugary food to eat.

You need to work out how much insulin to take.

Find out how to read a food label here.

This is general information. Talk to your doctor for information made for you.