iPhone Life magazine

Fooducate App - Eat a Bit Better

It's no secret that kids today are fat and unhealthy.

Obesity and Diabetes statistics are ridiculous.

  

Number (in Thousands) of Hospital Discharges with Diabetic Ketoacidosis as First-Listed Diagnosis, United States, 1980–2005

with about 62,000 discharges in 1980 with DKA as the first-listed diagnosis and about 120,000 in 2005.

*(http://www.cdc.gov/diabetes/statistics/dkafirst/diabetes_complications/fig1.htm)

 

The first step in battle plan against poor health is to educate yourself and to watch what you is to watch what you eat and shove in your "pie hole".  Fooducate is your first line of defense.  Manufacturers and Marketers hide all sorts of unhealthy products in mass produced foods, but hide them behind well hidden terms to confuse and bewilder the average shopper.  Bewilder no longer.  By using the SCAN feature on Fooducate, immediately, the results will show what the exact additives are.  Information also includes "FoodPoint Values". 

Here's a quick look through my pantry.  I was really happy to find that every Trader Joe's product that I scanned was "found".  Who knew that Cinnamon Toast Crunch wasn't so bad? I'm happy that my Brownie Crunch is better than the Trader Joe's Frosted Flakes!! Take that - HUSBAND!!!

Fooducate comes in 2 strengths - Free and $3.99. The only difference between the versions right now, is the Free one has ads.  

There is a cure for  Ignorance - it's called Education.  Educate yourself and your family about what your really putting into your body and start taking control of your own destiny.  If it starts with switching cereals, then that's where it starts, but it has to start somewhere.


   

 

From - http://www.fooducate.com/

 

 

About Fooducate

Are you confused by ingredient lists, nutrition labels, health claims and marketing hype? Fooducate is here to help. We are a team of parents, dietitians, and techies. We realize that at the supermarket you have very little time to analyze food labels and extract the information that is important to you. We'd like to help you make better choices for you and your family.

Get the Fooducate mobile application and use it to:

  • Automatically scan a product barcode
  • See product highlights (both good & bad)
  • Compare products
  • Select better alternatives
  • Dig deeper and learn more about food and nutrition

Features:

  • Created by dietitians and concerned parents
  • Uses your mobile's camera to effortlessly scan UPC barcode
  • Over 200,000 unique products and growing daily
  • Simplified information helps you make better choices
  • Works on iPhone, iPod touch, iPad and Android OS version 2.2 and up

"... Fooducate is like taking your own personal dietitian to the supermarket..."

Fooducate analyzes information found in each product's nutrition panel and ingredient list.

You get to see the stuff manufacturers don't want you to notice, such as

  • excessive sugar
  • tricky trans fats
  • additives and preservatives
  • high fructose corn syrup
  • controversial food colorings
  • confusing serving sizes
  • and more...

Just pick up a product from the shelf, scan it, and let Fooducate do the rest.

Fooducate is NOT funded or influenced by food manufacturers, supplement companies, diets, or any sort of magic pill.

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Tracy Sebastian is the wife of a scattered businessman and the mother of four. The oldest is out in the "real world", the second is in college, and the third and fourth are in elementary school.

Tracy's goal is to make the lives of mothers better by sharing her mistakes - so they don't have to make their own. She loves to travel and take pictures and tries to incorporate both into her every-day life. Her motto - "Don't Panic - It could be worse."