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Traffic light food tracker widget

To add the traffic light food tracker widget to your website, copy the following code and paste it into your website.

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How to use:
  1. Locate the nutrition information label on the packaging of your food product.
  2. Enter the amount from the per 100 grams column in the dedicated areas below.
  3. You will then be provided with results in the form of red - high, amber - medium or green - low.
  4. Click on the information 'i' to understand more about your results.
  5. Basically, the more green lights, the healthier the choice.
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Obesity Policy Coalition

Obesity Policy Coalition We are a partnership between the Cancer Council Victoria, Diabetes Australia - Victoria, VicHealth and the World Health Organization Collaborating Centre for Obesity Prevention at Deakin University that is concerned about rates of overweight and obesity in Australia.

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Saturated Fat

Saturated fats are mainly found in animal-based foods, including dairy products, in vegetable fats and oils, and in products such as pies, biscuits, cakes and pastries. Eating a diet which is high in saturated fat can increase cholesterol and contribute to heart disease. The Australian Guide to Healthy Eating recommends that people should limit saturated fat intake.

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Total Fat

There are two main types of fat: saturated and unsaturated fat. When included in a low fat diet, unsaturated fat is helpful to lower cholesterol and provide essential fatty acids. However, foods which are high in fat are also high in kilojoules. The Australian Guide to Healthy Eating recommends that people should limit total fat intake.

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Sugar

Foods containing high levels of added sugar are often high in kilojoules. Consuming too many kilojoules from sugar can lead to weight gain and increase the risk of diabetes. The Australian Guide to Healthy Eating recommends that people limit their intake of sugars and foods containing added sugars.

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Sodium

Sodium makes up around 40% of salt. Fast food and many processed foods are generally very high in salt. Eating too much salt can lead to high blood pressure, which increases the risk of stroke and heart disease. The Australian Guide to Healthy Eating recommends that people should choose low salt foods and use salt sparingly.