Along with half of the UK I’ve been trying to eat healthy and avoid junk. It’s not the easiest thing for me to do as I, well, I love junk. Oreos, ice cream, Doritos, anything I can shove down my cake hole really! So when I came across the FoodMaestro app I thought I would give it a go. It’s a great app as it’s full of information about what’s in your food. No syns. No smart points.
What is FoodMaestro? From the horses mouth;
FoodMaestro and Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust are collaborating to create new digital products for patients and healthcare professionals based on food allergy and intolerance research. Our main aim is to provide open and easy access to anybody in the UK with the right allergy, intolerance and food product ingredient information – specifically for them.
What I love most about FoodMaestro is that it’s an open access platform and that some of their profit it put back into research.
If like me sometimes food labelling confuses you a bit then FoodMaestro can help. It gives you full product information. If you suffer from an intolerance or simply want to avoid certain foods FoodMaestro can help. My favourite thing about the app is the scanner that actually works!
You can set up shopping lists from most major grocery stores. Although I shop at Sainsbury’s and I couldn’t find any own brand items listed so that’s a bit of a bummer.
For the most part I found it very useful and easy to use. The fact that you can scan is very helpful when you’r using jars of sauce or flavour packets when you want to check that there isn’t anything hiding in there! We don’t have any allergies or intolerances but I can imagine if you did this app would be very very helpful. The fact that it’s a collaboration with an NHS trust would put my mind at ease.