iOS and Android
Fooducate is a wonderful tool for helping patients choose and eat better foods while grocery shopping.
This is an amazing app that lets patients scan food items in order for them to be analyzed and gives them a better sense of what is nutritious and what is unhealthy. Subject matter includes ingredient lists, nutrition labels, health claims, and other marketing strategies that may deceive the average consumer. After scanning the barcode of the food item, users are provided information such as calories per serving, a food grade anywhere from "A" to "D," important tidbits, details about the ingredients and their significance, and the list goes on. The app even provides a list of "healthier" alternatives to the selected foot item. Patients can keep a shopping list of analyzed foods by creating a log-in. Lastly, Fooducate also has a blog that can be accessed through the app and contains daily tips.
Overall Impressions from Around the Web:
Very positive reviews with users happy with both customer support and data content. The developer seems intent on filling this important niche helping to educate consumers. Some describe the app as having a dietitian in your pocket or on "speed dial." With all the misinformation out there, and the importance of a good diet for our patients, this app seems like a great tool for them to add to their arsenal.