There’s a terrific way for you to judge the health value of the food you’re buying from the grocery store using your smart phone.
Fooducate is a free app that lets shoppers scan product bar codes and get an instant read on the food’s health value. It rates foods by letter grade from A to D. It will even offer up some healthier alternatives or compare two products side by side.
Products are rated on their nutrients, ingredients, category and processing. The idea is that cereals for instance, get rated higher for their fiber content, but yogurt doesn't receive a lower grade because it doesn't.
Right now it’s only available for the iPhone and the iPad, but the creators are working on an app for the Android.