Fooducate app

Get nutritional information on the food you buy and track what you eat with the Fooducate app for iPhone/iPad and Android devices, to get nutritional information and track what you eat. It give a “food grade” on food you buy in the grocery store when you scan the product barcode.  The app advises you of important things to know about the product, such as if it’s highly processed of if it contains whole grain.

The other part of the app is a health tracker that provides students a way to keep of the food they eat and and the amount of exercise they get.

This app is tremendously useful as part of a unit on nutrition in health class.  Students could use it to “grade” the foods they commonly eat during a week, and become more conscious of their food choices, as well as the amount of exercise they get.

StillTasty Shelf Life Guide

Learn how to best store your food and leftovers.  Find out how long you can keep different kinds of food in the pantry, fridge and freezer.  Is it OK to put hot food in the refrigerator?  Are eggs OK to eat after their expiration date?  Can you store opened cans of food in the fridge?  Find the answers to these questions and many more on StillTasty.

Nutrition Source

Learn about nutrition from A to Z, with lots of advice for healthy eating and living from the folks at Harvard School of Public Health.  The site includes glossary of nutritional terms, what constitutes a healthy plate of food, portion sizes, ideas for staying active, and reducing salt and sodium consumption.


The CDC’s MyPlate website has educational nutrition resources for kids, teens, parents and teachers. The site offers games and interactives to help kids and teens learn how to build a healthy breakfast, lunch and dinner, and how to make healthy snack choices.

The section for Parents & Educators has guidance for preparing nutritional meals and snacks, and lesson plans for students from K-6 grade levels. There are also nutrition lessons for high school students, used in conjunction with the Supertracker health and fitness system..

BAM! Food and Nutrition

BAM! Food and Nutrition gets kids, ages 9-13, up to speed on healthy eating habits. This CDC site has interactive games and quizzes based on national education standards for science and health.

The Dining Decisions online game and the Dining Decisions app for iPad/iPhone help kids understand which food are best for them. Sort foods into three categories: go, slow, and whoa. Fresh fruits and vegetables, and skim milk are examples of “go” foods that are good for you. Foods like hamburgers and pancakes are “slow” foods that kids should eat only a couple of times a week. Ice cream, potato chips, and candy are examples of “whoa” foods that should be rare treats.