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Traffic-light food labelling ‘could help people lose weight’

Several European health and consumer communities are urging MEPs to vote in favour of a traffic light system for food labelling, suggesting that it could help people to lose weight and reduce obesity levels across the continent..

The European Society of Cardiology (ESC) and its branch, the European Association for Cardiovascular Prevention and Rehabilitation, are just two of the organisations that have expressed their support of the scheme.

“If MEPs vote against the traffic-light system they will be failing the next generation. Widespread introduction of the system would enable people in Europe to make informed choices about eating healthily,” said ESC spokesperson Joep Perk, from the School of Health and Caring Sciences at Linnaeus University in Sweden.

He went on to say that improving the diets of people would significantly reduce the number of people who are at risk of cardiovascular disease.

According to the World Health Organisation, at least 80 per cent of premature deaths from heart disease and stroke could be avoided if everyone adopted a healthy diet, took part in regular physical activity and avoided tobacco smoke.

Would a traffic-lights system make it easier for you to lose weight?


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18 Jun
2010
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  • Evie

    This is a great idea. When is this coming into effect? I’ve not seen anything in the supermarkets with traffic light colours on.

  • Deidre

    This is a great idea. This will make more people aware of what foods are healthy and what arent.!!!

  • Hannah

    I think this is a very good idea 🙂

  • Judy

    The traffic light system sounds like a great idea, I would lean more towards buying green products!

  • Tanya

    I think it would be easier to follow a traffic light diet- I think that most foods in the shops that have the red light will probably not sell- another good thing I think that it would influence children to eat healthy foods- finding the green foods in the aisles.

  • KELLY

    SOUNDS LIKE A GREAT IDEA TO ME. WOULD GIVE PEOPLE A GOOD IDEA OF WHAT FOODS WOULD WE SHOULD BE CONSUMING IN SIMPLE TERMS.

  • Kayleigh J

    I think this would be a fantastic way to lose weight and would be a highly effective system. I believe I would find myself not going for the red items as much and it would be a great system to show children how to eat healthily. As a parent, it would be easier to shop with my children as I could allow them to pick foods they like which are green and have red treats only often. I sincerely hope this system goes into pratice!