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The Slimming World Scanner is available to members through the Slimming World app. You can scan an item’s barcode using your phone, to find out where it fits in the Food Optimising plan… in a flash! 

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To scan or not to scan?

That is the question… And the answer is that there’s so much Free Food at the heart of the Slimming World plan that you can’t – and don’t need to – scan, including a huge and varied choice of:

  • fruit and veg 
  • beans, peas and lentils
  • meat, fish and poultry
  • pasta, rice and grains
  • dairy products and eggs
  • vegetable proteins and meat replacements (like plain Quorn, seitan and tofu)

Free Foods can be eaten in unlimited amounts, until you’re satisfied, with no weighing, measuring, counting (or scanning) needed. So there’s no need to worry that your bananas don’t have a barcode!

A savvy supermarket helper

While the Slimming World food search tool has always made it easy to check where items fit in the Food Optimising plan, the Slimming World Scanner will make this even quicker and easier. It’s especially handy on the go. You can take it to the supermarket to quickly scan as you shop (no more standing in the aisles trying to make sense of the nutritional information). And if you find yourself undecided at dinner time, a quick check of your cupboards will help you make an informed choice.

The top 10 most zapped items – for those who are curious – include wholemeal bread, curry sauce and chocolate bars.


100% official

This is the one and only official Slimming World Scanner – you won’t find it anywhere else. Most other barcode scanner apps are crowdsourced, with the values added by users which means that accuracy can’t be guaranteed. With the Slimming World Scanner, every single item in the database (and that’s more than 124,000 so far!) has been checked and verified by our head office food team for your peace of mind. 

Scan and plan

When you scan an item, you’ll instantly see if it’s Free, a Healthy Extra or has a Syn value – giving you all the up to date info you need to stay on plan and on your way to slimming success. 

If you do find an item that isn’t yet included in the database, you can upload an image of the packaging and our team will do our best to add it for you.

Give it a go

Slimming World members can find the scanner tool within the Slimming World app (this on-the-go slimming support tool can be downloaded free to your smartphone from the App Store or Google Play). Simply open the app, click on Food Search and you’ll find this brilliant tool ready and waiting to scan away!

If you’re not yet a member, then now is a brilliant time to join and try the Slimming World Scanner for yourself.

You can find out more about joining Slimming World here.

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