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Take simple steps to better health by reducing fat, salt and sugar in your diet.

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

Take three simple steps to better health by reducing high levels of fat, salt and sugars 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. See similar foods that are healthier based on established nutrition criteria.
3. Share your healthier food choices with your friends via Facebook, Twitter or email.

FoodSwitch comes with handy filters to suit different health needs:

- FoodSwitch Classic is for anyone looking to make generally healthier food choices.
- SaltSwitch has been designed to help people lower their salt intake and is great for people with, or being treated for, high blood pressure.
- GlutenSwitch is great for people with coeliac disease or a gluten intolerance who are looking for gluten-free products.
- FatSwitch has been designed to help people with, or being treated for, high cholesterol.
- EnergySwitch can help people choose foods lower in kilojoules/calories.
- SugarSwitch helps people choose healthier foods with less total sugar

You can now also view the nutrition information in two modes:

- Traffic Light Labels – uses colour-coded ratings to tell you if a product is low (green), medium (amber) or high (red) for four key food components (salt, sugar, fat and saturated fat).
- Health Star Ratings – gives an idea of how healthy a product is overall from 0.5 to 5 stars; the higher the star rating, the healthier the food.


- Get immediate, easy-to-understand nutritional information from a large, independent, Australian packaged food products database.
- Get a list of similar foods to the item you scanned and switch to healthier choices where available.
- Simple colour-coded ratings for 4 key food components (total fat, saturated fat, sugars and salt).
- Get a list of healthier choices for the food you scan and switch to healthier choices where available.
- Save your healthy favourites on personalised shopping lists.
- Export your lists of healthier choices or share them with friends and family.

FoodSwitch was first developed in Australia by Bupa and The George Institute for Global Health Australia to help Australians make healthier food choices.

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 or http://www.georgeinstitute.org/projects/foodswitch.

What's New

Version 2.2

Improved database
Performance enhancements
Minor bug fixes

Ratings and Reviews

4.1 out of 5

19 Ratings

19 Ratings

Love it


Absolutely love this app. It has helped so much with our food choices when shopping. Could you make it possible to select a few filters? Eg. My partner is coeliac so we use the gluten switch, but I have high blood pressure so I use the salt switch, would be great to be able to combine the two instead of constantly swapping between them.
But otherwise keep up the good work :)

Developer Response

Hi Chelley202. Great to hear you are loving this app and thanks for your recommendation! At this point in time we do not have the option of selecting more than one filter at a time, however we are always looking at ways to improve and have noted your recommendation for review.

Very good app


I have found this to be a very good app, especially with my daughters Celiac. Only thing missing is a fructan icon as our 3 yr old son is very sensitive to food with fructan in it.

If you could add an icon for checking fructan in food this would definitely be a 5 Star app for us.

Developer Response

Hi Shez32. Thanks for your feedback and great to hear FoodSwitch is helping you with your daughter's food choices. We are constantly looking for new ways to improve our app, however this fructan issue is slightly tricky since FoodSwitch is based on the nutrition information on the food's packaging, limiting the ability to capture full information on ALL products. Since fructan is not a requirement on the nutrition panel it would be difficult to implement in the app correctly.

Really Handy !


This is an amazing app! Can’t believe what I found, so many products that are in my daily groceries with high content of fat and sugar. I’m happy to add new products to make our lives better!

Developer Response

Hi DianisU, thank you for your great feedback, we really appreciate it. Be on the lookout for the latest version of the app released yesterday with an updated database and some other fantastic updates!


The George Institute for Global Health
54.3 MB
Health & Fitness
Requires iOS 8.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad and iPod touch.
English, Chinese
Age Rating
Rated 4+
© The George Institute for Global Health


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