App Reviews

Thousands of diet and nutrition apps are available for phones and tablets. Turn to the food and nutrition experts — registered dietitians nutritionists — for science-based reviews of the most popular apps to help you safely manage your health, so you don't make your selection based on the same criteria used to rate Angry Birds.

Understand which apps are helpful and based on fact, not fad. With ratings based on a scale of 1 to 5 stars, three Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics spokespeople have reviewed top-rated, free iPhone apps for those looking to lose weight, manage their diabetes or eat gluten-free:

  • Marisa Moore, MBA, RD, LD, reviews the top-rated free iPhone apps for managing diabetes.
  • Jessica Crandall, RD, CDE, reviews the top-rated free iPhone apps for gluten-free eating.
  • Sarah Krieger, MPH, RD, LDN, reviews the top-rated free iPhone apps for weight management.

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  • Daily Burn

    An RDN reviews Daily Burn, an app to keep track of calories consumed and track workouts to see how much energy is burned. Read More

  • Diet Assistant

    Diet Assistant provides diet plans for those who want to gain, lose or maintain their weight. The app ties it all together with a weight tracker and supportive tools to execute a diet. Read More

  • eaTipster

    Created by the Dietitians of Canada, eaTipster delivers daily healthy eating tips to your mobile devices. The app addresses common food and nutrition questions and concerns and provides tips to increase healthy eating, support a healthy weight and fight chronic disease. Read More

  • Calorie Counter by MyNetDiary

    An RDN reviews Calorie Counter by MyNetDiary, an app that allows you to personalize a calorie limit for weight loss, gain or maintenance. Read More

  • AllergyEatsMobile

    An RDN reviews AllergyEatsMobile, an app built by members of the food allergy community who can offer assistance to each other by rating a restaurant on how well it can accommodate to the needs of customers with specific food allergens. Read More

  • Gluten Free Daily

    An RDN reviews Gluten Free Daily, an app built to provide education and resources about following a gluten-free diet. Read More

  • Lose it!

    An RDN reviews Lose it!, an app that keeps track of foods you eat with a detailed food database; primarily for people wanting to lose weight. Read More

  • My Diet Coach

    Touted as a tool to "win the mental game of dieting," My Diet Coach is designed to keep dieters motivated and committed to meeting their weight loss goals. Read More

  • Blood Sugar Tracker

    An RDN reviews Blood Sugar Tracker, an app that allows users to log blood sugar levels, set target blood glucose ranges, and view history and simple graphs to quickly identify numbers that are out of range. Read More

  • Diabetes Companion

    An RDN reviews Diabetes Companion, an app that features complete nutrition facts for common foods, recipes, informative videos, Q&A for common diabetes related issues and blood glucose tracking tools. Read More