Measures and conversions

Q. Can you explain how unit pricing works?

Q. Can you explain how unit pricing works?

A. Unit pricing makes it easy for you to compare the price and value of similar foods against the same weight or volume. On the shelf label next to the actual price, you'll now spot the price per kg, per 100 grams, per kilo, per 100ml, per litre or per item for a multi-pack.

16 December 2013 by Catherine Saxelby

How to convert sodium to salt (and salt to sodium)

How to convert sodium to salt (and salt to sodium)

Nutritionists suggest we cut back on salt but it's sodium you'll see listed on food labels and on any recommended daily intakes. So...

6 August 2010 by Catherine Saxelby

What's a standard drink

What's a standard drink

A standard drink is any drink containing 10 grams of alcohol (or 12.5ml pure alcohol). One standard drink always contains the same...

15 June 2010 by Catherine Saxelby

How to convert kilojoules to Calories

How to convert kilojoules to Calories

 Just like yards became metres and pounds became grams, so Calories have become kilojoules. Kilojoules are the metric equivalent...

30 September 2009 by Catherine Saxelby

Standard serve sizes from the AGHE 2011 edition

Standard serve sizes from the AGHE 2011 edition

What is a standard serve?  When nutritionists talk about a "serve of vegetables", exactly how much do they mean?  Is it a...

1 March 2009 by Catherine Saxelby