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Make healthier food choices with FoodSwitch. Simply scan a barcode to get its nutrition facts and healthier alternatives!

Whether you’re looking to eat healthier, track calories, avoid gluten, or looking for products low in salt or sugars, FoodSwitch will help you develop healthy habits when grocery shopping.


1. Barcode Scanner --> Simply scan barcodes to view the nutritional information of packaged food products. Over a million barcodes recognized in our huge database.
2. Nutritional Tracker --> Information on the nutritional quality of packaged foods.
3. Nutrient Details View Energy, Fat, Sugar, Salt content and more.
4. Healthy Food Choice --> Make healthier food choices based on what you scan and shop well.


Choose a Switch below to filter healthier food choices :
1. FoodSwitch ---> gives an overall nutritional rating to make a healthier food choice. Great for people looking for overall health alternatives to their favorite foods.
2. SaltSwitch ---> Lists healthier choices having lower amounts of salt than the scanned product. Helpful for people concerned about their blood pressure.
3. FatSwitch ---> Lists healthier choices having lower amounts of saturated fat than the scanned product.
4. EnergySwitch: Lists healthier choices having lower energy (Kilojoules) to manage energy needs or reduce KJ (Calories). Great for people who want to track calories and find reduced-calorie products.
5. SugarSwitch: Lists healthier choices having lower amounts of total sugar than the scanned product for people looking to reduce sugar in their diet.


1. Health Star Ratings --> Rates products from 0.5 to 5 stars. Higher the star rating, healthier the food.
2. Color coded Labels --> Green(low), Amber(medium) and Red(high) ratings for salt, sugar, fat and saturated fat content.


1. Create and save personalized lists of favorite foods.
2. Help us out! Send us photos of any items that you are not able to scan.
3. Identify Vegetarian products easily.
4. Use “Compare” function to scan and compare up to 10 similar products against each other

Check out this video. Professor Bruce Neal - Executive Director at The George Institute for Global Health talks about the FoodSwitch program and its vision to improve health

FoodSwitch data is used by governments and health organisations around the world. Download the app today for credible and impartial information.

FoodSwitch is owned and operated by The George Institute for Global Health.

For more information about FoodSwitch and FAQs, please visit

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What’s New

Version 2.6

- Database update

Ratings and Reviews

3.7 out of 5
3 Ratings

3 Ratings

Raju Mohan pratap ,

Best health App for consumers

FoodSwitch India is a innovative mobile phone app focuses on helping consumers understand the nutritional composition of packaged foods and make healthier food choices. FoodSwitch works by allowing a consumer with a smartphone to scan the product barcode and then view on screen information about the product in the form of a traffic light label - red (high), amber (medium) and green (low) for total fat, saturated fat, sugar and salt.

High recommended for anyone. and this app provides knowledge and support needed for better eating habits

Developer Response ,

Hi Raju Mohan,

Thanks for leaving a great review. We are very happy to know that our app is able to help you make better eating habbits. If you want to share any other feedback/suggestion, please write to us at foodswitch@georgeinstitute.org.au. We would love to hear from you !

Devan raju ,

Great App

Innovative app where any one can scan the barcode on packed food item and can see the nutritional information about that food item with the healthier choices

Developer Response ,

Hi Devan ,
Thanks for leaving a 5-star review. We are pleased that our app is able to help you make healthier food choices. If you want to share any other feedback/suggestion, please write to us at foodswitch@georgeinstitute.org.au. We would love to hear from you !

App Privacy

The developer, The George Institute for Global Health, has indicated that the app’s privacy practices may include handling of data as described below. For more information, see the developer’s privacy policy.

Data Not Collected

The developer does not collect any data from this app.

Privacy practices may vary based on, for example, the features you use or your age. Learn More


  • Family Sharing

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

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