Change4Life campaign launches sugar app

Posted on: Tuesday 05 January 2016

Public Health England has launched a new app to track the sugar in your food.

Share this

Public Health England (PHE) has launched a new app as part of its Change4Life campaign. The app tells users how much sugar is in the food they're consuming, and has been created in a bid to combat obesity.

Users are able to scan over 75,000 barcodes on products to find out the sugar content. Healthy recipes are provided, along with discounts off healthier products, and weekly email tips to reduce the sugar that parents are giving their children. These aim to encourage families to start leading a healthier lifestyle.

PHE has previously been at the forefront of campaigns to tackle obesity, particularly in children. It published support for a sugar tax last year, while also calling for a reduction in marketing aimed at children for unhealthy food and drink.

According to Change4Life, children are consuming three times more sugar than they should be, which is causing a serious childhood obesity issue. The new app is the latest in a series of measures to make Britain a healthier nation.

Share this

Related content

loreal-launches-pH-skin-sensor-and-app

L'Oreal launches pH skin sensor and app

L'Oreal is entering the wearable technology market with a sensor to measure pH levels in real-time and an accompanying app that will help to treat a...

Learn more

StorySign app developed to help deaf children learn to read

StorySign sees an avatar sign printed words when a smartphone is held up to a book, to help deaf children learn to read.

Learn more
WWF

WWF gets its own app to boost conservation awareness

WWF Selfies contains frames and stickers that help to promote the awareness of the organisation's conservation work.

Learn more
Costa-Contact-less-payment

Costa Coffee's new cup equipped with contactless payment technology

Costa Coffee has teamed up with Barclaycard to create the Clever Cup, which allows customers to pay for their drink with the vessel.

Learn more

Looking to boost your skills?

Lasting two hours each, our virtual training modules have been designed to fit into your day while you work from home and provide you with the opportunity to learn new skills and keep your team up-to-date with latest best practice.