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The Nutritional Compass

Nestle Nutritional Compass

What is the Nutritional Compass and why do we need it?

The key to balanced nutrition lies in a wise and varied choice of ingredients. The nutritional information featured on food packaging can help you to achieve this. Nestlé believes that clear, honest and extensive information featured on product packaging can be a great help to you in having a more balanced diet. This was the vision that created the special food labelling system, The Nestlé Nutritional Compass™, developed by the Company’s Swiss specialists in 2005.

What information is provided in the Nutritional Compass?

The Nestlé Nutritional Compass™ provides clear and easy to follow information on the nutritional content of the product (energy, protein, fat, saturated fat, carbohydrate, sugar and sodium content per 100 grams, as well as per serving of food), nutritional recommendations, the ingredients, and sometimes even some interesting gastronomic facts. Nestle Nutritional Compass

Where does this information come from?

Recommendations by: in Hungary they wrote: Hungarian and international professional organisations (for example: WHO, the Hungarian Institute for Food and Nutrition Science, as well as the results of the Company’s nutritional research projects provide the basis for the information featured on product packaging. Compliance with specifications and international legislation is reviewed and approved by a working group consisting of lawyers, food regulatory and dietary experts.

GDA – Guideline Daily Amounts

What is GDA and why do we need it?

GDA stands for Guideline Daily Amounts. GDA labels help consumers to make a more informed product choice across Europe. GDA labels were created on the basis of the European model and have been gradually introduced in – Hungary wrote: Hungary since mid-2007; Nestlé was one of the initiators of the voluntary labelling system. The chief purpose of GDA is to provide consumers with the energy and nutritional content contained in 100 grams of a given product, as well as in one serving, which makes different food products easily comparable (it is not always clear to see which cereal contains the least sugar, and so on).