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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  • CeliacFeed

    An RDN reviews CeliacFeed, an app that can be used to locate gluten-free restaurants and products and share gluten-free experiences and recommendations with others who have celiac disease or gluten intolerance. 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

  • 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 Restaurant Cards from

    An RDN reviews Gluten Free Restaurant Cards from, an app that allows people managing celiac disease or gluten intolerance to safely and easily dine out, even in another country. Read More

  • Calorie Counter

    An RDN reviews Calorie Counter, an app that tracks food, exercise, weight and all the nutrients listed on a Nutrition Facts label. Read More

  • Bant

    An RDN reviews Bant, an app designed to easily capture blood glucose readings and supply trend data for up to 90 days. 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

  • 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

  • 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 Tracker by

    An RDN reviews Calorie Tracker by, a food and fitness diary app designed to help you achieve your diet and nutrition goals, whether you want to lose, maintain or gain weight. Read More