About Food Hunt
My name is Max and I am currently a junior in high school. My whole life I have had food allergies. I am allergic to Wheat, Dairy, Soy, Peanuts, Tree-nuts, Eggs, Shellfish, Sunflower and Sesame. Finding foods that are safe to eat has always been a challenge. Whether I am going to a friends house or eating with my family, I always feel the need to double check food labels to feel safe. This is an inefficient and sometimes frustrating process that anyone with dietary restrictions probably relates to.
My dad and I came up with the idea to build Food Hunt to solve this problem. Use Food Hunt to scan any food's barcode to quickly see if it is safe to eat it. This can be helpful at home or on the go. Food Hunt also gives the option to shop for a friend who has food restrictions. For example, if you are going to a friend's house, you can invite your friend to download Food Hunt, so they can scan the foods they plan to feed you. Or if your Grandmother knows your allergies but can't read the small printed label, Food Hunt is perfect for an easy scan. Plus, you'll know all the foods someone scans for you so you can feel safe.
Another problem that I frequently run into is discovering new foods. Finding foods that fit my dietary restrictions, that also taste good, is an aimless and sometimes near impossible task. This is why we decided to incorporate a recommendation system. When you scan a food, just give a simple thumbs up or thumbs down to say if you liked it. This will give us data on well liked allergy friendly foods that we can then recommend to you. Happy hunting!