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This is the latest edition of the Food Scanner app and is an opportunity for you to try out our new features within the application whilst we still build to improve the functionality over the following months.
Ever wondered how much sugar is in your fave cola or salt is in your sauce? Find out with the Food Scanner app!
Food Scanner 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!
Search 'Change4Life' to discover a whole range of ideas to help keep your family healthy and happy.

We are using Augmented Reality within the app that brings to life what’s inside your food and drink right in front of your eyes! There are certain limitations depending on what device you have and if your device supports ARCore. If it doesn’t not to worry we will show you a 3D scenario instead so you won’t miss out on all the fun.
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.
The nutrient data in this app is supplied by Brand Bank and Food Switch.
The number of sugar cubes, sat fat and salt sachets shown in app are based on grams per pack/100g/ml/portion when that information is available.

The weight of one sugar cube is equal to 4 grams
The weight on 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 2.0.0

Now updated to feature AR that brings to life what’s inside your food and drink right in front of your eyes! See the sugar, saturated fat and salt come to life using your phone. And see special AR ‘rewards’ when you find healthier items with the High-5 Badge.

Ratings and Reviews

3.7 out of 5
80 Ratings

80 Ratings

abudhabidoobai ,

Could be good but not accurate?

I’m using the app to try and cut down on my sugar. This is an improvement on the previous app, but there are some foods coming up as high/medium sugar when the label indicates they are low e.g. double cream is (Waitrose essential) is 2.6g of sugar per 100ml and should be low. Plus it’s all just naturally occurring sugars.

AM1258 ,

Fantastic Scanner

I downloaded this to help me eat healthier, along with the Smart Recipes app. I thought I was pretty knowledgeable about how healthy / unhealthy foods are, but going around my cupboards I got a shock! Turns out we are buying a lot of unhealthy foods without realising, no wonder I have a few extra pounds. When you scan something, it shows a traffic light colour (green, orange or red) for sugar, saturated fat and salt. Simple and helpful. There are tips too. So, after discovering how unhealthy (red) our foods are, I’m now going to scan everything before I buy it and only buy things that show as either orange or green, no more things that are red. I think switching to only orange and green foods is a good start for us. This app is so simple and educational. I chose these Change4Life apps because I wanted advice I could trust and I didn’t want to be paying ££s a month for WW or SW advice. I also didn’t want apps with multiple confusing diet options (low this diet, high something else diet), or apps which required me to sign up by email, or make subscription purchases in app. This app fits everything I was looking for along with the Smart Recipes app. Recommend both for everyone.

JordanRy4n ,

Great for familys

Working from home 5 days a week has given me more time to look at what me and my family eat. This APP has really helped me in understanding exactly what is good and bad. So much salt in a lot of things I thought would be okay.


Public Health England
105.7 MB

Requires iOS 11.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad and iPod touch.



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  • Family Sharing

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

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