Sick of misleading claims like ‘99% fat-free’ on sugary foods and cereals?
The Traffic Light Food Tracker app is designed to help you sort the fat from the fiction when it comes to the nutritional content of the food you buy.
The aim of the app is to demonstrate the effectiveness of traffic light labelling on packaged food. The app gives a traffic light rating based on the amount of total fat, saturated fat, sugars and sodium per 100g - green for low, amber for medium and red for high. The idea is to limit the number of red lights in your shopping trolley and replace with products with green lights. The app was developed by the Obesity Policy Coalition, a group of leading public Australian health agencies concerned about the impact of obesity in Australia, particularly in children.
If you’re in favour of clear labelling that lets you see at a glance know how healthy or unhealthy a product is, download this free app today.
Ratings and Reviews
This app is very helpful
It's not to hard to fill in information about the product you are eating, unless you seem to be lazy of the kind. It tells you for each ingredient if it's (good, bad or ok) which is heaps helpful and easy to use. Considering this is a free app it's great. No one should complain. I'm only a 17 year old girl and this is simple to me. I understand that these reviews are from a few years ago tho.
What better way to prove to government that traffic light front of package labeling is the best way forward. Great idea but lame app. Have a look at the new app Food Switch. It's fantastic. Everything that we want this app to be.
Needs barcode scanner
- Cancer Council Victoria
- 3.5 MB
- Health & Fitness
Requires iOS 3.2 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad and iPod touch.
English, Basque, Dutch, French, German, Japanese, Korean, Simplified Chinese, Vietnamese
- Age Rating
- Rated 4+
- © Obesity Policy Council
Up to six family members will be able to use this app with Family Sharing enabled.