Healthi presents results in two ways- with Smart Search on or Smart Search off. 

With Smart Search off and you search for a food item, you will see RECENT results from your own personal food entries that you have created/edited/favorited, then from the POCKET GUIDE, then the USDA guide and finally the ONLINE SEARCH.

Start a food search by tapping the + sign by any meal marker on your Dashboard screen or going to the big (+) button and going to FOOD.

Search for any food item in the bar at the top and it will bring up results from your Recent Foods, followed by POCKET GUIDE, followed by USDA and finally ONLINE listings depending on what is available. MAKE SURE YOU ARE ON THE RESULTS TAB unless you specifically want something out of your own listings in MY FOOD or FAVORITES.

This search can be sensitive to misspellings, spacing and punctuation.

For example - Oscar M(A)yer and Oscar M(E)yer will bring up different results. The correct spelling is Mayer - this brings up both USDA listings and Online results. You could just type Oscar and go through the list if you weren’t sure or look it up online.

Having trouble - try making the search more generic. Instead of looking for Dairy Pure 2% Milk - just try 2% Milk - although the search is pretty good at making generalizations.


The POCKET GUIDE is a simple guide which is specific to your plan and contains all the [0] BITE foods. These results are the quickest and easiest results to use for fruit, vegetables, non branded foods like meat and dairy and alcohol.

The USDA (United States Dept of Agriculture) database is a great resource for meat or other agricultural foods with USDA data, some branded foods, some restaurant items and a much more well rounded selection of items than the basic pocket guide.

ONLINE searches multiple available databases online and provides you with pre-calculated information.

ONLINE SEARCH is exclusive to PRO subscribers.


The POCKET GUIDE listing is the best option for all fruit, vegetable, meat, cheeses and other non branded food items + alcohol. Branded food items are found in the Online Search (and sometimes the USDA guide). SCANNING a food item will always show as BITES as it is calculating based on the nutritional label.

Smart Search On

Searching for food items to track is now smarter. If you toggle this feature on, your results will merge the highest quality and verified results from Pocket guide with our expansive database of foods and their nutritional information. You will get a simpler, easier, and much smarter set of results that will help the accuracy of food tracking.


Turning Smart Search on will give you the new version of search results, and turning it off will return you to the original 3 database system.

● Tap your PROFILE pic (top left)

● Tap the SETTINGS gear (top right)

● Tap your SETTINGS tab

● Go down to the Smart Search switch

● Toggle on the switch to use Smart Search/ toggle off to turn it off

● Tap SAVE (top right)

You can switch back and forth between the two until you decide with no loss of data. By default, Smart Search is enabled.