The Food Web Worksheet is an easy to use formula used by the food companies to design a color-coded system for labeling your food. This includes the primary and secondary colors. The primary and secondary colors are usually found on the outer edges of the cup, lid, or container and the four uppermost corners of the container.
The Primary colors are the ones that are for the health, and safety of your family as well as what you want your product to look like. The primary colors include the main colors of yellow, orange, red, green, and blue. If you choose to add more colors to the Food Web Worksheet, it will be referred to as the secondary colors.
The secondary colors are used to signify if a food item has been prepared or cooked and this includes the packaging and tag on the product’s container. The secondary colors include orange, pink, purple, brown, yellow, and gray.
These colors are not only for labeling purposes but also for labeling the container that is used to store your food in as well as the utensils used to prepare and cook your food. It is a good idea to keep these colors on hand to label the utensils when you are purchasing them for serving your family. By labeling the foods themselves, you have a more complete visual understanding of the foods that you are preparing and how they are prepared.
When you create your Food Web Worksheet, you should place the primary colors in the top left corner and the secondary colors on the bottom right corner. For example, if you have a red and green cup, the colors in the bottom-left corner would be red and green and the color in the bottom right corner would be red and blue.
In addition to the main colors, there are usually small images printed on the container or cup. These are generally small print and are placed directly next to the primary colors. By doing this, you will be able to see the image even without looking at the container itself.
The colors are important in determining what kind of food items are safe to serve to your family. If you are choosing foods that are hard to identify, such as candy, you may wish to consider other ways to label them. While this works for foods that are clear, which are easier to identify, it may not work for products that are opaque.
Health should be your number one concern, especially when it comes to your family. With the color coding that is available for your Food Web Worksheet, you can keep your family healthy and make sure that the food items that you serve them are safe to eat.