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

  • 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

  • Find Me Gluten Free

    An RDN reviews, Find Me Gluten Free, an app that lists restaurants ratings and reviews based on how gluten-friendly the businesses are in the area. Read More

  • Calorie Counter & Diet Tracker by MyFitness Pal

    An RDN reviews Calorie Counter & Diet Tracker by MyFitness Pal, an app designed to help you lose weight and track fitness goals. Read More

  • Calorie Counter: Diets & Activities

    An RDN reviews Calorie Counter: Diets & Activities, an app that features a classic food diary that tracks calories, water, fitness and the time each food item is consumed. Read More

  • Food Additives 2: Free

    An RDN reviews Food Additives 2: Free, a app that provides information about additives (such as maximum daily intake, known and potential side effects) and how to avoid additives that are potentially dangerous or unsafe to your health. Read More

  • Diabetes Log

    An RDN reviews Diabetes Log, an app that allows the user to easily track glucose readings, carbohydrate intake and insulin dosage by date. Read More

  • FoodWiz

    An RDN reviews FoodWiz, an app that can be used to scan and read product bar codes and find out which products meet your needs based on specific allergen restrictions, such as eggs, gluten, dairy or shell fish. Read More