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Technology at Hand | Dietary Apps

Make dieting and eating healthy a snap with these helpful dietary apps. From shopping for seasonal local produce to advice from nutritionists and dietitians, these smartphone apps will make maintaining a healthy lifestyle fun and easy.

 

Remember when cellular phones were only used for talking? It’s hard to believe, but there was a time before phones became mini mobile computers filled with little bits of software called apps, and tablets were relegated to science fiction and cartoon crime fighters—remember Penny’s little computer from Inspector Gadget? Now, life just would not seem complete without a phone filled with applications that help with any number of things. From entertainment to banking, to cooking, to weather forecasting, there truly is an app for everything. So we want to help narrow down the endless browsing with a curated list of apps to help you along the way.

 

Fooducate - personal nutritionist app for iPhone and Android devices Fooducate - personal nutritionist app for iPhone and Android devices

Fooducate | Available on iPhone and Android devices; Free (Healthy Food Diet Tracker)

When doing your weekly grocery shopping, do you long for a personal nutritionist to guide you through the aisle minefield? With Fooducate, that expert resides in your smartphone. Scan any barcode, and Fooducate reveals all the details about a product the manufacturer might not want you to notice, such as high levels of sugar, additives and preservatives. Based on its contents, each product is graded on a scale of A to D. You can also compare products so you can make the best possible dietary choices.

 

eaTipster - healthy eating and nutrition app from the Dietitians of Canada - available on iPhone eaTipster - healthy eating and nutrition app from the Dietitians of Canada - available on iPhone

eaTipster | Available on iPhone; Free

Created by Dietitians of Canada, eaTipster was designed to make it easier to eat healthy by addressing common food and nutrition questions and concerns while also providing tips to increase healthy eating, support a healthy weight and fight chronic disease. Grounded in nutrition science and current research, every day dietitians serve up a new tip to make eating healthy easy and delicious, while also giving the facts behind the advice, but in a conversational, easy-to-understand tone. Covering a wide variety of food and nutrition topics, no matter what your personal goals may be, there is something to be gleaned for everyone. Users can also save the daily tips in their favorites, allowing for easy access down the line.

 

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