USDA National Nutrient data is available at your fingertips! This application is a vast library of more than 8,000 nutritional labels for commonly eaten foods. Search and sort foods by a variety of categories.
How it Works:
- Open Foodle to view categories and the total number of foods within each category
- Tap on a category to drop down a list of foods
- Tap on a food to see its nutrition facts label and Wikipedia information
- Names: Foods listed alphabetically by name
- Search: Brings up a keyboard for you to type in a search term
- Favorites: A place to store favorite foods
- Nutrients: Tap on a vitamin or mineral to reveal a list of foods containing that nutrient
- Categories: A way to view selected category foods together
How techie do I need to be?
Use Foodle as a reference tool. Have it downloaded onto several tablets so that groups can access nutritional information as they analyze their daily diets.
Note that the $2.99 cost may be a limiting factor. You may want to download the app onto classroom tablets rather than expect class members to download it onto their personal devices.
- Easy to navigate
- Uses data from the USA National Nutrient Database
- Attractively colored computer graphics for each food
- Cost is $2.99; however, your students may find it a worthwhile expense