The Americas – Brazil: University develops new application to help understand nutritional content of foods

To help consumers understand the nutritional information on food labels sold in supermarkets, a group of researchers from the School of Pharmacy developed the RotulApp application. Through product barcodes, RotulApp verifies the presence of excess nutrients, such as sugars; saturated fats and sodium in processed and ultra-processed foods. The feature is free and available for Android devices.