Wednesday, August 15, 2012


This is a pretty cool free app!  I am sad to say that it is only available for iPhones at the moment, but it is very cool.  If you don't have an iPhone, borrow a friend's and play with the app.  You can also go to the website, but you aren't able to scan the items.

This app is your "Personal Nutrition Expert."  You put your diet needs in the app such as weight management or lowering cholesterol etc. and it tells you which foods are a good match for you.  You can scan food items and it will give that food a score so you know if it matches your goals.  It lists quick facts on each item such as letting you know if it is a good source of protein and calcium, low saturated fat, good source of Iron, added sugar, High Fructose Corn Syrup, refined grains, and preservatives.  It also suggests alternatives that are better for you.  I have spent the last 30 minutes scanning things in my pantry.  It is so informative!

"ShopWell draws on trusted resources and guidelines set by the FDA, USDA, the Institute of Medicine, and the latest peer reviewed research."

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