Five Best Food and Nutrition Tracking Tools

Reliv Kalogris Foundation Dedicates Nutrition Center for Impoverished Children in the Philippines

You also get tools to track your habits and performance over time so you can see how well you’re progressing towards your personal goals. Now that you’ve seen the top five, it’s time to put them to an all-out vote: Honorable mentions this week go out to Noom , a mobile diet and exercise tracking app for iOS and Android. It doesn’t have a webapp, but its mobile apps are incredibly robust. Noom Weight for iOS and Android encourage you to record your meals, your exercise and activity, offer you reminders over the course of the day to make sure you actually get your meals into your log, and even encourage you with little challenges to complete. Noom can even turn your phone into an activity tracker, thanks to its activity monitor and built-in pedometer. Have something to say about one of the contenders? Want to make the case for your personal favorite, even if it wasn’t included in the list?
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Nutrition Science Initiative Appoints Stacie Spector as VP of Strategy and External Relations

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NuSI is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization with the mission of reducing the individual, social and economic burden of obesity and its related chronic disease by enhancing the quality of science in nutrition and obesity research. “Stacie’s arrival marks another bold step in NuSI’s growth. Her expertise and strategic vision will allow NuSI to launch the incredible initiatives and programs that have been in development for months. Under Stacie’s guidance NuSI will be solidifying strategic partnerships with the nation’s most influential organizations and advocacy groups and offering the public various opportunities to connect with the remarkable groundbreaking science NuSI is funding,” said Peter Attia, President, NuSI. According to the organization, Spector most recently served as Chief Communications Officer for the Salk Institute, helping launch the $300 million Campaign for Salk marked with an approach to sharing science with a broader audience. She brings a wealth of experience in strategic planning for national non-profits and campaigns, building coalitions, advocacy, and communications capacities in the political, academic, research and business sector.
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Chesterfield, MO (PRWEB) August 12, 2013 The Reliv Kalogris Foundation today announced the completion of their latest building project: a nutrition center for impoverished children in Welfareville, a depressed area in Mandaluyong City, Philippines. The RKF, the charitable arm of Reliv International, Inc. (NASDAQ: RELV), raised funds for the project through last years annual Rally for the Mission at the 2012 Reliv International Conference. Through the RKFs partnership with Mount Zion Church of the Firstborn (MZCF), this building will be used for the distribution of daily Reliv nutrition shakes, two hot meals per week, choir practice, worship services, day care, life skills training and as a clinic for visiting doctors. These nutrition centers enable the volunteers to offer more than just nutrition to the children, said R. Scott Montgomery, chairman of the Reliv Kalogris Foundation. They also provide resources to help the children experience opportunities otherwise out of their reach. In Welfareville, shanties house as many as 10 family members, exposing all inhabitants to contagious diseases.
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In U.S., Less Than Half Look at Restaurant Nutrition Facts

Americans Who Pay a "Great Deal"/"Fair Amount" of Attention to Nutritional Information, by Key Subgroups, July 2013

These data, from Gallup’s annual Consumption Habits survey, conducted July 10-14, come as some restaurants in the U.S. take steps to comply with a provision of the Affordable Care Act that requires restaurant chains with 20 or more locations to list calorie information on menus and menu boards by 2014. Other restaurants added nutritional information to their menus prior to the Affordable Care Act’s passage in 2010 to meet city or state requirements, to be transparent with their customers about the nutritional content of their food, or to respond to pressure from health groups. While menu labeling in restaurants is a new federal requirement, the federal government has required all packaged food to have nutritional labeling since 1990. As a result, Americans may be more accustomed to looking for nutritional information on packaged foods.
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