FoodSwitch

FoodSwitch


Packaged foods can be surprisingly high in salt, fat and sugar. Use FoodSwitch for healthy grocery shopping and make better food choices for you and your family.

FoodSwitch now comes with a new GlutenSwitch feature to help you find out whether a packaged food contains gluten or not, and it even helps you find healthier, gluten-free choices.

FoodSwitch also comes with a SaltSwitch feature to especially help people looking to lower their salt intake.

Take three simple steps to better health by reducing high levels of fat, salt and sugar in you and your family’s diet.
1. Scan barcodes of packaged foods with your camera and see what’s in the food you’re eating.
2. Switch to similar foods that are healthier choices.
3. Share your healthier food choices with your friends via Facebook, Twitter or email.

Features:
- Immediate, easy-to-understand nutritional information for more than 38,000 products in Australia
- Simple colour-coded ratings for 4 key food components (total fat, saturated fat, sugar and salt)
- Get a list of healthier choices for the food you scan
- Find out whether a packaged food product is gluten-free or not in GlutenSwitch mode
- Save your healthy favourites on personalised shopping lists
- Export your lists of healthier choices or share them with friends and family

FoodSwitch has been developed by as part of the Healthy Foods Initiative, a partnership between Bupa and The George Institute for Global Health designed to help Australians understand more about the nutritional value of the food we eat and empower people to make healthier choices. The database that powers FoodSwitch is the result of three years of research by food and health policy experts from The George Institute.

Download the app today and find out for yourself why key health organisations like FoodSwitch!

For more information about FoodSwitch and answers to commonly asked questions, visit www.bupa.com.au/foodswitch.

Disclaimer:
© The George Institute for Global Health Dec 2011. FoodSwitch provides nutritional information and healthier alternatives based on a scientific algorithm developed by The George Institute for Global Health and licensed to Bupa Australia Pty Ltd. The information has been developed and reviewed by health professionals and to the best of their knowledge is current and based on reputable sources of evidence at the time of publishing. Whilst every care has been taken to ensure the accuracy of the data, no warranty of this accuracy is provided. All users, especially those with special dietary requirements or food sensitivities, should they assess the accuracy and relevance of this information for their personal circumstances. The information should be used as a guide only and should not be relied upon as a substitute for professional medical advice. The George Institute is not liable for any loss or damage you suffer arising out of the use of or reliance on the information, except that which cannot be excluded by law. We recommend that you consult your doctor or other qualified health professional if you have questions or concerns about your, or your family’s health.

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About FoodSwitch
Packaged foods can be surprisingly high in salt, fat and sugar. Use FoodSwitch for healthy grocery shopping and make better food choices for you and your family.

FoodSwitch now comes with a new GlutenSwitch feature to help you find out whether a packaged food contains gluten or not, and it even helps you find healthier, gluten-free choices.

FoodSwitch also comes with a SaltSwitch feature to especially help people looking to lower their salt intake.

Take three simple steps to better health by reducing high levels of fat, salt and sugar in you and your family’s diet.
1. Scan barcodes of packaged foods with your camera and see what’s in the food you’re eating.
2. Switch to similar foods that are healthier choices.
3. Share your healthier food choices with your friends via Facebook, Twitter or email.

Features:
- Immediate, easy-to-understand nutritional information for more than 38,000 products in Australia
- Simple colour-coded ratings for 4 key food components (total fat, saturated fat, sugar and salt)
- Get a list of healthier choices for the food you scan
- Find out whether a packaged food product is gluten-free or not in GlutenSwitch mode
- Save your healthy favourites on personalised shopping lists
- Export your lists of healthier choices or share them with friends and family

FoodSwitch has been developed by as part of the Healthy Foods Initiative, a partnership between Bupa and The George Institute for Global Health designed to help Australians understand more about the nutritional value of the food we eat and empower people to make healthier choices. The database that powers FoodSwitch is the result of three years of research by food and health policy experts from The George Institute.

Download the app today and find out for yourself why key health organisations like FoodSwitch!

For more information about FoodSwitch and answers to commonly asked questions, visit www.bupa.com.au/foodswitch.

Disclaimer:
© The George Institute for Global Health Dec 2011. FoodSwitch provides nutritional information and healthier alternatives based on a scientific algorithm developed by The George Institute for Global Health and licensed to Bupa Australia Pty Ltd. The information has been developed and reviewed by health professionals and to the best of their knowledge is current and based on reputable sources of evidence at the time of publishing. Whilst every care has been taken to ensure the accuracy of the data, no warranty of this accuracy is provided. All users, especially those with special dietary requirements or food sensitivities, should they assess the accuracy and relevance of this information for their personal circumstances. The information should be used as a guide only and should not be relied upon as a substitute for professional medical advice. The George Institute is not liable for any loss or damage you suffer arising out of the use of or reliance on the information, except that which cannot be excluded by law. We recommend that you consult your doctor or other qualified health professional if you have questions or concerns about your, or your family’s health.

Recent changes:
Added 20,000+ new products

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A Google User
Nov 18, 2014
FoodSwitch You've turned me on! He he he he he he he he. No, seriously, saves so much time when we go shopping. Thought we were eating healthy but now eating even healthier. Better alternative to Coke Zero? Water!! Superb. Thank you. ;•》
A Google User
Nov 15, 2014
Won't have anything to do with bupa... After they refused to pay for our son's ambulance despite our having ambulance cover. Bupa suck
A Google User
Oct 22, 2014
Won't scan It won't scan the barcode
A Google User
Oct 17, 2014
Good Just downloaded this app and went round my cupboard. Quite easy once you got the knack. Some things take a bit longer and others not listed, you can take pics and they send straight to the makers to add to the list. Saves time having to read and decipher lists on products. Also, you done need glasses to read them.. .lol. Very impressed. :)
A Google User
Oct 17, 2014
Disappointed Would be nice if the app could actually recognise the barcode. Other apps do it instantly, this thing just fails every time. About two successful barcodes scanned for 60+ attempts. Only remains installed in the hope that this is fixed.