A free iPhone app, Fooducate, helps Americans find the healthiest foods in their shopping aisle.
Shoppers simply scan a product’s barcode for nutritional highlights (the good and the bad), product comparisons and healthy alternatives. Scan a box of Apple Jacks cereal, for instance, and Fooducate will point out the three teaspoons of added sugar and controversial colourings. Try Cranberry Almond Crunch and you’ll discover a whopping 3.5 teaspoons of added sugar and that it’s not actually made of whole grain.
Created by a team of dieticians and concerned parents, Fooducate covers more than 160,000 products, with more added daily. It’s available in Apple’s App Store and isn’t affiliated with any food manufacturer, supplement company or diet plan.