How to Use Food Tags

This article explains how to use "Tags" to add additional properties to a custom foods or online search.

How to Use Food Tags

When creating or editing a food you can assign tags to add additional properties to a custom food.

At this time, tags are used for users on a Weight Watchers Points programs to mark foods as fruits, vegetables, or alcohol which affects the calculated the point value. In future releases we will add the ability to filter your food lists by tag.

Note: If you're a Points system user and you've tagged the food as a fruit or vegetable, it will now show up as zero points.

Add Tags to an Online Search Result

You can add tags to foods you find via online search or the barcode scanner. To do this:

  1. Search for an online food by entering a search term into the search bar (or scanning a barcode)
  2. Select the food to pull up the food summary page
  3. Select "Tags"
  4. Add one or more tags
  5. Tap "Add" to send to your diary

Note: You can also tap "Copy to My Foods" before tapping the "Add" button to save this food along with its new tag(s) to your My Foods list.

Add Tags by Editing a Custom Food

  1. Find a food in your "My Foods" list
  2. Select the food (or tap the three dots to the right of the item)
  3. Select "Edit Nutrients"
  4. Select "Tags"
  5. Add one or more tags
  6. Tap "Save"

Note: You can also add tags when creating a new custom food.

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