Platform and Price

Free; Available via Apple App store

RD Score

4 out of 5

Synopsis of the App

Shopwell is designed to help you eat healthy on the go. The app scores foods based on compatibility with your dietary needs and preferences. With a sleek design, ShopWell rivals the popular Fooducate app.


  • Create healthy grocery lists, find foods that match your nutrition goals and get nutrition facts and ingredients for them.
  • Good variety of fresh foods and branded package foods.
  • Foods are assigned scores (0-100) based on the healthfulness of the item.
  • ShopWell scores and content are reviewed and developed by registered dietitians and statisticians.
  • Uses stop light colors to signal the best and worst matches for your nutrition goals.
  • Five-stage achievement system cheers you on from "Nutrition Novice" to "Shopwell Pro."
  • Scan, search or browse for healthy foods to earn points under "My Achievements."
  • Option to create multiple shopping lists.
  • Creates a custom list of popular foods based on your nutrition needs and shopping habits of people with similar nutrition goals and preferences.
  • Saves new scanned foods into the app.


  • Some foods when scanned don't have a score or nutrition information although it is found (image available).
  • Doesn't highlight whole foods very well.

Bottom Line

ShopWell is a good shopping companion. It helps answer the question: Is this a healthy choice in the supermarket? And it roots you on to make healthier choices with continued use.

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Marisa Moore, MBA, RDN, LD, is based in Atlanta and specializes in culinary nutrition, communications and consulting. She blogs at Follow her on Instagram and Twitter.