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.
An RDN reviews Weight Watchers Mobile, an app with everything from joining an online community (support group), following the Weight Watchers plan step by step, using interactive tools, finding local meetings and creating shopping lists. Read More
An RDN reviews Glucose Buddy, an app where users can enter blood glucose numbers, carbohydrate intake, insulin dosage and activities and link online for complete functionality. Read More
An RDN reviews WaveSense Diabetes Manager, an app that helps you track your blood glucose results, carb intake and insulin doses. Read More
An RDN reviews GluCoMo, an app that allows users to track blood sugar levels, insulin intake and other health components such as blood pressure and weight, activity and pulse. Read More
An RDN reviews Diabetes Buddy Lite, an app designed to track the factors that influence blood glucose levels, such as daily carb intake, glucose measures, medication, and food and water intake. Read More
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
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