Product comparison: curry and bolognese

The information on this page is historical. Food labels are changing and the term Guideline Daily Amount is being replaced by Reference Intake (RI). Read about the new nutrition labelling requirements.

The examples of chicken curry with rice and pasta bolognese are of typical
readyChicken curry and pasta Bolognese with GDA label
meals found in many supermarkets in the
UK and are popular meal choices for many people.

If you are watching your
energy
intake you can use the GDA label to see how many calories are in products and
make choices to suit your individual needs:

  • Check: the GDA label shows that the chicken curry and rice contains 910 calories,
    that’s 46 percent of the GDA. The pasta bolognese contains 530 calories, which
    is 27
    percent of the GDA
  • Compare: This information allows you to see that the chicken curry and rice
    contains
    more energy than the pasta bolognese. In fact it’s 380 calories more than the
    pasta bolognese, that’s 19 percent more of the GDA
  • Choose: If you are watching your energy intake you might want to pick the pasta
    bolognese as it has fewer calories than the chicken curry. If you do decide
    to
    have
    the chicken curry, be sure to keep an eye on your calorie intake for the rest
    of
    the day so you stay close to your GDA for calories.

More product label comparisons

More examples on how to use the GDA label by applying the check compare and
choose approach.