‘Exercise labels’ should be added to food packets, expert argues

“Food and drinks should carry labels showing how long it would take to walk or run off the calories, a leading health expert suggests,” the Daily Mail reports.

In an opinion piece in the British Medical Journal, Shirley Cramer, chief executive of theRoyal Society for Public Health, …
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“Food and drinks should carry labels showing how long it would take to walk or run off the calories, a leading health expert suggests,” the Daily Mail reports.

In an opinion piece in the British Medical Journal, Shirley Cramer, chief executive of theRoyal Society for Public Health, argues that the current “traffic light” food labelling system is not promoting positive changes in public health.

Cramer makes the case that “activity equivalent” labelling could change people’s behaviour.
Traffic light labelling
The widely used “traffic light” food labelling system is based on concepts most of us learn very early on in our childhood: green means “good”, amber means “OK”, and red means “bad”.

Traffic light information is provided on an item’s fat content, saturated fat content, sugar content, and carbohydrate content. In short, the m

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