Article Abstract

Food for thought

Authors: Beenish M. Chaudhry

Abstract

Healthy eating is essential to avoid many health problems, but identifying health-promoting foods and behaviors is difficult for most individuals. Fooducate is a diet tracking app that comes with a variety of tools, features and support mechanisms that claim to simplify the task of eating healthy. Based on our analysis of the user reviews, we identified five benefits that Fooducate users have reported experiencing in relation to achieving good health: improved food choices, increased awareness, weight loss personalized care and “ever-present” human support. Fooducate can align itself more closely with users’ goal of achieving healthy lifestyle by expanding its database, making its interfaces flexible, improving its ability to provide personalized care and revising its ideological choices.