Health & Fitness
Compatible with iPhone, iPod touch and iPad.Requires iOS 4.2 or later.
Age Rating: 4+
FoodSwitch, released by Bupa Australia, makes it easy to make healthy choices when you’re in the supermarket by letting you scan more than 20,000 product barcodes to see comparison products that are healthier for you.
It’s easy to use and very effective.
The first step is to scan the barcode of packaged food by using the built-in camera on your iPhone or iPad. Once the app recognises a product it presents you with a colour-coded ratings for four key food components (total fat, saturated fat, sugar and salt). Red indicates a less healthy choice, amber is an OK choice and green is a healthier choice.
FoodSwitch also makes it easy to share information about the healthier foods you choose with your friends on Facebook, Twitter or via email.