The GOOD TUCKER app was developed by Uncle Jimmy Thumbs Up!, The University of South Australia and Menzies School of Health Research in partnership with The George Institute, to provide a simple way for people to identify the healthiest food and drink options available in stores.
The GOOD TUCKER app works by scanning a products barcode and shows at a glance how healthy or unhealthy a product is with a simple thumbs up, sideways or down message. The Thumbs rating is derived from a combination of the products’ Health Star Rating and Australian Bureau of Statistics’ discretionary food classification.
The GOOD TUCKER app was launched by the Hon Ken Wyatt, Federal Minister for Indigenous Health at Parliament House Canberra in October 2017 and in Darwin in November 2017.
The app is free of charge and available to everyone.
We are seeking support in raising awareness of this app. We plan to evaluate the impact of the app on food purchasing and consumer satisfaction in remote communities.
October 2017 - ongoing
- University of South Australia
- Uncle Jimmy Thumbs Up
- Dr Tom Wycherley, University of South Australia
A free healthy food app designed to help people from remote communities make healthier food and beverage choices at local stores has been launched.
The Good Tucker app scans a product’s barcode and then shows how healthy or unhealthy it is with a simple thumbs up, sideways or down message.
The Good Tucker app is designed to put free, instant and easy advice in the palm of your hand, moving away from conventional forms of healthy food campaigning.
The Hon Ken Wyatt AM, MP Minister for Indigenous Health Free healthy food app dials up good tucker for remote Indigenous communities A new mobile phone app has been launched which promises to help Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in remote...
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