The GOOD TUCKER app is designed to assist people living in remote Aboriginal and Torres
Strait Islander communities to make healthier food and beverage choices at their local
The apps development has been championed by the Menzies School of Health
Research, the University of South Australia and Uncle Jimmy Thumbs Up!, which has been promoting awareness and the benefits of a healthy diet to Indigenous children for more than 10 years.
The GOOD TUCKER app is powered by the technology behind the "Food Switch " app works by scanning a products barcode to show at a glance how healthy or unhealthy a product is with a simple thumbs up, sideways or sideways or down and a message.
The Thumbs rating is derived from a combination from a combination of the products Health Star rating and the Australian Bureau of Statistics discretionary food classification.