Nutrition apps

The following nutrition apps have been reviewed.

App name

Description

Clinical score

Calorie Counter - Fat Secret

Calorie counter by fat secret

 

  • Calorie counter with food database
  • Weight tracking
  • Free recipes
  • Available from Google Play and iTunes
  • Cost: free
  • Read more about Calorie Counter- Fat Secret
Four out of five stars

FoodEye

Foodeye icon

  • Barcode scanner
  • Food database
  • Available from Google Play and iTunes
  • Cost: free
  • Read more about FoodEye
Four out of five stars

FoodSwitch

Foodswitch icon

 

  • NZ based Food database
  • Barcode scanning
  • Can be organised around certain diets
  • Available from Google Play and iTunes
  • Cost: free
  • Read more about FoodSwitch
Four out of five stars
My food coach icon
 
  • Education and information
  • Recipes
  • American based food database
  • Available from Google Play and iTunes
  • Cost: free
  • Read more about My Food Coach
Excluded apps
  • Gluten Free NZ: this app was last updated in 2013. Since it has not been updated recently, it is likely to be missing several foods. Read more Gluten Free NZ Dietitians NZ
  • Healthy Diet Chart: this app is poorly written, as it shows a selection of pictures under a range of meal names (breakfast, fast foods, vegetables, etc) with no guidance or analysis of portions, ingredients, preparation or suitability. Nutrition information is not consistent with NZ recommendations and no evidence or expertise cited. Read more Healthy Diet Chart Dietitians NZ 
  • Nutrition Facts: this app requires significant nutrition knowledge and literacy. It does not use a New Zealand food database and common NZ brands are not present. Read more Nutrition Facts Dietitians NZ
Last reviewed: 03 Dec 2018