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Ever wondered how much sugar is in your fave cola or salt is in your sauce? Find out with the new Food Scanner app!

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

It’s time to get scanning! Just find a food or drink barcode to quickly see what’s inside. You might be surprised by what you find!

We’ve also identified healthier snack choices to take the guess work out of shopping. Look for our healthier snacks which get the thumbs up for being under 100 calories without being high in sugar, sat fat or salt.

You’ll also find loads of simple hints and tips to help you make healthier choices.

Search ‘Change4Life’ to discover a whole range of ideas to help keep your family healthy and happy

The app is based on the most widespread 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 nutrient data in this app is supplied by Brandbank and FoodSwitch.

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

Version 1.6

- Find out how much sugar, sat fat, salt and calories are really inside your food and drink

- Look out for healthier snacks that get the thumbs up.. and for snacks that are under 100 calories without being high in sugar, sat fat or salt.

- Additional products have been added to the database.

- Improvements have been made to the app so there is better in app browser experience.

Ratings and Reviews

3.7 out of 5
319 Ratings

319 Ratings

Moose in the hoose ,

Eye opening!

I have used this since it came out and I couldn’t be without it now!
Its so easy to check something in the supermarket before buying and its shocking to learn what’s hidden in our foods!
Also my grandad uses this when buying food for my diabetic nan.
He used to spend hours trying to work out what he could buy and feed her and spent a fortune on diabetic food.
This has changed his life and should be recommended to every person with diabetes!!!!

Nikki_Blue10 ,

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 ;)

Coco_Gamergirl-33 ,

Good safe

I found out about this app at school really and I wanted to try it out and when installed it I had no idea how to use this app so I was all over the place when I found out how to use it I was very pleased with myself and the app to because you can actually always find out how much sugar sat fat salt is in your food and how much sugar you are eating so I definitely recommend this app to anyone who wants to stay fit and healthy


Public Health England
17.9 MB
Food & Drink

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



Age Rating
Rated 4+
© Public Health England, 2016


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    Up to six family members will be able to use this app with Family Sharing enabled.

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