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Change4Life Be Food Smart

By Public Health England

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Without realising it we’re all eating too much sugar, saturated fat and salt.

That’s why the brand new Be Food Smart app is here to help you and your family make healthier food and drink choices.

Simply scan the barcode of your food and drink to find out what’s inside.

You’ll also get loads of simple hints and tips to help you make healthier choices, plus food detective activities for the kids and fun mini-mission ideas for the whole family.

Search ‘Change4Life’ to discover a whole range of tips, recipes, tools and offers to help keep your family healthy and happy.

The app is based on the most extensive data available to us. We’re continuously working to improve it and we’re adding more and more products all the time.

Images are a representation only. 

The number of sugar cubes, sat fat and salt sachets shown in app are based grams per pack/100g/ml/portion, when that information is available.

The weight of one sugar cube is equal to 4 grams
The weight of one sat fat lump is equal to 1 gram
The weight of one salt sachet is equal to 0.5 grams.

What's New in Version 1.2

- Additional products added to the database – now with over 110k products
- Minor bug and data fixes

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Customer Reviews

Great healthy App idea

This is a most useful and great App to use. My little one loves scanning products but we do find a number of products won't scan which is disappointing. Most branded items will scan, others appear as a blurred image or a message comes up saying no product information or words to that effect ...hence 3 stars instead of 5. A great idea that can certainly be expanded especially with a broader product base and more information provided on that terms of ingredients. Expand to other products such as skin, hair, soaps etc ...another App for this ;)

Really good app

Found it really useful to show the kids how much sugar and salt is in somethings. I use it a fair amount and am finding it really handy, two annoying things though.

1) the lastest update has deleted off everything I have scanned which is VERY annoying.

2) would be good to be able to compare a couple of products and see their contents next to each other.

Useful I like it

Fun, I like it. Good for the kids, we had fun scanning cereals in the supermarket and chose one together that was low sugar - it didn't taste too bad either. It's easier to say no to sugary cereals when I can easily show the kids what the problem is. A good app, made a small but beneficial difference to our family anyway!

Change4Life Be Food Smart
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  • Free
  • Category: Food & Drink
  • Updated:
  • Version: 1.2
  • Size: 42.0 MB
  • Language: English
  • Developer:

Compatibility: Requires iOS 8.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad and iPod touch.

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