Everyone wants to eat healthier, but who has time to sort through all the confusing and conflicting claims to understand what foods are best? And, is what's best for you the same as what's best for me when I might have a peanut allergy, and you might be seeking high sources of protein?
ShopWell empowers people to make better decisions about the food they eat. Why? Because shoppers who know the facts make better choices. Yet understanding what's right for you is difficult in a complex world where few tools exist to help you understand your choices in a simple, practical way. From this realization, ShopWell was born.
ShopWell is a free website and iPhone app that scores foods on how well they meet your unique needs. With easy-to-understand nutrition information and personalized food scores, ShopWell gives you easy tools to find better products for you and your family. We take the work out of reading nutrition labels so that you can focus on buying what you want as quickly as possible. We help you shop smarter so that you can eat better.
This site is for you. Explore, learn, and send us feedback to let us know what you think.
Use Your Grocery List to Improve Your Health - Video About ShopWell
- Paul Gifford — Chief Operating Officer
- Elliott Grant, PhD — Founder, Chief Technology Officer
- Scott Golubock — Senior Director of Engineering
ShopWell takes the legwork out of deciphering nutrition labels by providing you with a single score for the food products that interest you, based on your unique needs. Specifically, the ShopWell scoring system assesses a product based on your age range, gender, and how well the product meets your ingredient and nutrition preferences.
These personalized scores range from 0-100 and are bucketed into three categories: Green scores (between 70-100) are a strong match for you, so are typically okay to eat in normal portions. Yellow scores (40-69) are a medium match for you, so you should read the labels carefully. Red scores (0-39) are a weak match for you, so should only be eaten occasionally in small portions. A warning hand and/or a zero score will appear for foods that contain an allergen you indicated in your profile, so avoid these foods. These scores are meant as guidelines. Although we follow strict quality assurance practices, please exercise caution if you have concerns or do have a serious food-related condition.
Our team of registered dietitians, Stanford University statisticians, and engineers combines its collective knowledge to evaluate food products on an ongoing basis. Assessing products' nutritional value using ingredient lists and nutrition labels, these experts evaluate products for different demographics based on Institute of Medicine guidelines and the most up-to-date research. From in-depth interviews to surveys of registered dietitians and medical professionals, we have distilled this nutrition expertise into ShopWell's algorithm that delivers scores for the products on our site. We strive to deliver the most current, accurate, and personalized evaluations of food products.
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