Fooducate


Listed in: Carbo-counting / Diet  Diet  Lifestyle  
Fooducate

Available on:



(click to download)

Supported languages:

English

Cost:

Free

Provides nutritional information on foods, with the aim of helping a user with diabetes to lose weight, and to manage diet.

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Languages

English

Countries of use

Any in which the user is familiar with English, but directed at the USA

Cost

Free

Developer

Fooducate Ltd, USA
(Based in United States)
http://www.fooducate.com

Funder

Same as technical developer

Medical Adviser

Same as technical developer - has a scientific advisory board (http://www.fooducate.com/advisory)

Features

Support to deal with symptoms/disabilities Support to deal with symptoms/disabilities
Self-monitoring Self-monitoring
Trackers Trackers
Information Information

Summary

Provides nutritional information on foods, with the aim of helping a user with diabetes to lose weight, and to manage diet. The app relies on the smartphone’s camera to scan food-product bar codes. Products are graded according to nutritional value. Other details shown about each product include: serving sizes; percentage value of daily calorie intake; and levels of fat (trans- and saturated), cholesterol and sodium. Products can also be searched-for manually in the app’s database of 200,000-plus foods. Information that can be shared with the app community for wider analysis includes: the user’s feedback on (or rankings of) products; personal suggestions for healthier alternatives; shopping lists created on the app; and designated new products.


Tags: Health, Wellness & Care in the Community (HWCC)

Reviews

Reviewer: American Diabetes Association (ADA)
Review: “This app could be your shopping companion on the next trip to the grocery store. You can scan barcodes, search for products, and browse categories to find foods you’re shopping for. By selecting a food, you’ll get a list of health pros (for instance, 100% whole grain), and cons (for instance, loaded with high-fructose corn syrup), and can compare it to similar products. Keep track of products you eat regularly by ‘liking’ a food. Then, next time you hit the store, you can pull up a ‘My likes’ list of foods you might want to buy again.”
Source: Source no longer available
Usage: Not specified
Weblink of reviewer: http://bit.ly/1pV9yXA
Reviewer: Blogger on TuDiabetes, a social network of the Diabetes Hands Foundation (DHF)
Review: “What I like is that this is not a typical ‘recipe app’. It allows you either to scan any product’s barcode, or to search it by its name, and find out how good (or bad) it is for you, according to its nutritional values, amounts of sugar, fat, levels of processing, etc. Also, you can browse between different food categories from the app’s database, and get rankings that tell you which one is better for you. I don’t know if I’m eating better, but I’m learning a lot about the nutritional values of my meals.”
Source: Source no longer available
Usage: Not specified
Weblink of reviewer: http://bit.ly/16dL2wG

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