Knowledge for better food systems

Online course: Understanding Food Labels

Deadline: 
27 Dec 2020

This online course, developed by EIT Food, will discuss the regulations, data, and logos on food packaging. The course will cover:

  • How to navigate a typical food label - become familiar with the categories of information labels contain and why they are important
  • The limitations of food labels
  • Ingredients lists and recommended daily allowances
  • Differentiating between trustworthy health claims and those inspired by marketeers
  • How to resist the power of branding and gather reliable information to base your buying decisions on
  • The complexities of labelling food according to production values such as sustainability and animal welfare

Read more here. The course is available from 7 September until 27 December 2020.