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FoodSwitch New Zealand

Packaged foods can be surprisingly high in salt, saturated fat, added sugar and kilojoules/calories

Packaged foods can be surprisingly high in salt, saturated fat, added sugar and kilojoules/calories

FoodSwitch New Zealand

by The George Institute for Global Health
FoodSwitch New Zealand
FoodSwitch New Zealand
FoodSwitch New Zealand

What is it about?

Packaged foods can be surprisingly high in salt, saturated fat, added sugar and kilojoules/calories. FoodSwitch has a database of packaged foods to help you identify those that are better for you.

FoodSwitch New Zealand

App Details

Version
2.4
Rating
(41)
Size
44Mb
Genre
Health & Fitness Food & Drink
Last updated
November 12, 2018
Release date
July 17, 2013
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App Store Description

Packaged foods can be surprisingly high in salt, saturated fat, added sugar and kilojoules/calories. FoodSwitch has a database of packaged foods to help you identify those that are better for you.

In three simple steps, FoodSwitch can help you towards better health by reducing the salt, fat and sugar in your diet:

1. Scan barcodes of packaged foods with your camera;
2. See simple nutrition information on the food you’ve scanned;
3. See similar foods that are healthier based on established nutrition criteria.
4. Identify Vegetarian products easily.

FoodSwitch comes with handy filters to suit different health needs:
- FoodSwitch Classic is for anyone looking to make generally healthier food choices.
- SaltSwitch has been designed to help people lower their salt intake and is great for people with, or being treated for, high blood pressure.
- GlutenSwitch is great for people with coeliac disease or a gluten intolerance who are looking for gluten-free products.

Features:

- You can view the nutrition information in two modes:
1. Health Star Ratings – shows the overall healthiness of a product from 0.5 to 5 stars; the higher the star rating, the healthier the food.
2. Traffic Light Labels – if a product is low (green), medium (amber) or high (red) for salt, sugar, fat and saturated fat;
- Save your healthy favourites on personalised lists.
- Help us track the food supply by sending us pictures of new foods.

Download the app today and find out for yourself why respected health organisations around the world like FoodSwitch!

FoodSwitch is owned and operated by The George Institute for Global Health.

For more information about FoodSwitch and answers to commonly asked questions, visit http://www.georgeinstitute.org/projects/foodswitch.

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