supermarket receipts could soon be telling us whether
we eat too much fat, following an investigation in Leeds
into ways of assessing household fat and energy consumption.
from the University's nutrition epidemiology group and
the public health nutrition unit at Trinity and All Saints
found that, when compared with shoppers' food diaries,
till receipts gave a good indication of consumption levels.
of the public health nutrition unit Joan Ransley said:
"The research shows that supermarkets could play a role
in helping us reduce the amount of fat in our diets. Advances
in scanning technology could lead to a 'fat tally' of
the foods in your trolley, compared on the receipt against
the UK recommended levels of fat."