Monday, July 18, 2011

Best App Ever - Fooducate

I heard about the best app ever the other day from a fellow Weight Watchers member. I don't know how I ever survived without it! It is called Fooducate and it is a free app for iPhone and Android. Below is the "about us" message from their website. Try it out...start scanning foods in your pantry and refrigerator now!!!

About Fooducate

Are you confused by ingredient lists, nutrition labels, health claims and marketing hype? Fooducate is here to help. We are a team of parents, dietitians, and techies. We realize that at the supermarket you have very little time to analyze food labels and extract the information that is important to you. We'd like to help you make better choices for you and your family.
Get the Fooducate mobile application and use it to:
  • Automatically scan a product barcode
  • See product highlights (both good & bad)
  • Compare products
  • Select better alternatives
  • Dig deeper and learn more about food and nutrition

  • Created by dietitians and concerned parents
  • Uses your mobile's camera to effortlessly scan UPC barcode
  • Over 200,000 unique products and growing daily
  • Simplified information helps you make better choices
  • Works on iPhone, iPod touch, iPad and Android OS version 2.2 and up

"... Fooducate is like taking your own personal dietitian to the supermarket..."
Fooducate analyzes information found in each product's nutrition panel and ingredient list.
You get to see the stuff manufacturers don't want you to notice, such as
  • excessive sugar
  • tricky trans fats
  • additives and preservatives
  • high fructose corn syrup
  • controversial food colorings
  • confusing serving sizes
  • and more...

Just pick up a product from the shelf, scan it, and let Fooducate do the rest.
Fooducate is NOT funded or influenced by food manufacturers, supplement companies, diets, or any sort of magic pill.

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