My idea for an application to tackle obesity and improve public education of a healthy diet is not novel but I feel the government / food industry could assist greatly in this area. I am currently on a diet and have been using software to record my food intake for calorie counting purposes. Whilst most packaging / supermarket websites contain good details about calories, fat, etc there is inconsistency about how this... more »
150 foods in 9 colour-coded food groups to improve heart and general health and decrease the risk of heart disease and stroke. A specially designed scoring system reflects the importance of sodium, saturated fat, omega-3, poly, and monounsaturated fat, and fiber content in deciding whether a food is heart healthy or not heart healthy. 150 Heart-Healthy Foods is intuitive and easy to use, with hyperlinks throughout to... more »
My favourite existing app - FoodWiz.co. Created by a mother of children with food allergies. A newly launched app for people with food allergies and intolerances, fully supported by Allergy UK and the major supermarkets. There is now no need to spend hours trying to read small print on food packaging to see if it is 'safe'. Download FoodWiz onto your smartphone and input the ingredients you wish to avoid; eg, nuts,... more »
In November 2009 I started using myfitnesspal.com, a free online food and exercise tracker with a helpful app for iPhones and Android phones. I have lost 3 stone in weight by setting my weekly target at a lb per week.
To track what people are eating and link this to their mood. By recording food eaten that day, time eaten and mood for the day. It could be possible to track reason for the food decisions that people make. If enough information is provided then you could use that as a basis to intervene when a bad choice is made and offer an alternative. I got the idea from reading an article in the Economist whereby a woman lost weight... more »
People who've attended hospital could score their hospital food out of ten and could post pictures and comments on the food. Some hospitals have made great improvements to their meals without increasing their budgets and it would introduce some healthy competition, hopefully resulting in better, tasty, nutritious and local food across the NHS