Fooducate App

I was browsing around Tumblr and came across this really slick little app called Fooducate.

Basically you scan the barcode on a food item and it shows the product (if it is in their database) with a grade and some other basic nutritional information.  If there is reason to be alarmed it displays some information (too much sugar/sodium/etc.) and gives possible alternatives that are a nutritionally better choice.

Just for kicks I scanned a bunch of items from my snack stash at work.  There was only one item that was not in their db.  To be fair, it was a really bizarro item that I’m not sure can be legally classified as healthy for human consumption.  Be that as it may it was fast and offered great choices.

I’m putting this item in my Way Cool Apps category along with:

 

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