Make healthy food choices at the grocery store with Green Light Foods, a free tool to help busy families stay on track.
The goal of Green Light Foods is to provide an easy way to visibly compare the fat, sugar and salt content of various foods and beverages. To use the app, simply scan the barcode of a packaged food or beverage. Traffic light symbols will appear on the screen to indicate the amounts of fat, saturated fat, sodium and sugar in the scanned product. By converting confusing off-the-box nutrition facts to a 100-gram or 100-ml standard, Green Light Foods allows you to compare similar products in proportion to each other.
Designed for all ages to use and enjoy, Green Light Foods is the perfect smart shopping solution for you. Start scanning today!
- More Results: A larger product database, including more store brands, vastly expands the number of results served.
- Updated Results Page: New page design modifications make results clearer and offer additional detail.
- Tips: A newly-updated tips section provides valuable supplementary advice and resources for healthy living.
Ratings and Reviews
Great grocery store companion
Love the idea of this app. Great way to get a closer look at how foods compare while shopping at the grocery.
Great idea, but misleading at a glance
Apples to apples comparisons sound great, but who is actually going to consume 2/3 that box of bran cereal in one day to reach the dangerous 20g sugar that the app warns us about? If a single serving has barely more than 3g of sugar, it shouldn't be red lighted. The fact is, you can't make apples to apples comparisons between apples and rice, or oranges and cereal, or nuts and celery.
works well, kids like using it
quickly seeing how foods stack up is great. wish more items we scanned were found. being able to save results for quick reference later would be great.
- Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens, Inc.
- 7.8 MB
- Food & Drink
Requires iOS 8.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
- Age Rating
- Rated 4+
- © Let's Move Pittsburgh
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.