Whether you’re shopping for food, cooking or eating out, health and nutrition is something that is on many people’s agenda. In fact it can be hard to avoid – ‘low fat’, ‘no added salt’ and ‘light’ claims are found on many food labels, and ‘healthier’ menu options are beginning to pop up at restaurants and fast food outlets. So just how do you know whether tonight’s spaghetti bolognaise is ‘healthy’ or just a health hazard in the making? There are some simple guidelines to follow when you’re cooking, shopping and eating out. In addition, tools like food labels provide important information about a food’s nutritional value, and armed with a little knowledge, it is possible to navigate a menu without blowing your daily kilojoule budget.