Use the colours to help you eat a healthy diet
If you see a red light on the front of the pack, it does not mean that you should not or cannot eat it but that you should try to keep an eye on how often you choose these foods, or try to eat them in smaller amounts. You should try to have a diet with fewer reds which will help you achieve a healthier diet.
If you see amber, these foods have average levels of nutrients, neither high nor low. Foods with ambers help you balance your diet; just try to include a few green ones too.
Green means the food is low in that nutrient. The more green lights, the healthier the choice but you should not just eat green foods as you need a balance with a few ambers to make sure you are eating all the nutrients you need.
Many of the foods with traffic light colours that you see will have a mixture of red, amber and greens. So, when you’re choosing between similar products, try to go for more greens and ambers, and fewer reds, to help you eat a healthier diet.