Did you know?

Protein, fats and carbohydrates are converted into energy in different quantities. Vitamins and minerals are also essential nutrients for the body, but they are not converted into energy.


Energy Content

1 gram of protein

17 kJ

1 gram of fat

37 kJ

1 gram of carbohydrates

17 kJ

1 gram of dietary fibre

8 kJ

1 gram of alcohol

29 kJ


Alcohol - second only to fat!

Did you know alcohol has many more kilojoules than other types of foods?  On this list, alcohol has the second highest energy content per gram - second only to fat!

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How do I read DIG labels?


The Daily Intake Guide can make healthy eating easier by providing a better view of what's in your food and drinks.  Example:

 

Key information you will find on DIG labels - Per serve amounts of:

  1. Energy / Kilojoules
  2. Fat
  3. Saturated Fat
  4. Sugars
  5. Sodium (salt)

    Additional Nutrients:
    Protein
    Carbohydrates
    Vitamins & Minerals

 

What variations will I see?

You will regularly find the Daily Intake Guide thumbnails showing:

  • Energy + 4 Key Nutrients (Fat, Saturated Fat, Sugars, Sodium)
  • Energy
  • Energy + 6 Key Nutrients, Vitamins or Minerals
  • Energy + 1 Vitamin or Mineral

 

 

Fact


The Daily Intake Guide is supported by a labelling Code of Practice developed by the Australian Food and Grocery Council.  The Code of Practice for Food Labelling and Promotion specifies minimum requirements and usage for these trademarked graphics.