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Competitions

We make huge strides when pitted against each other, since winning innately feels great. MealLogger allows professionals create customized challenges for their more competitive clients, so they can go head-to-head and experience fantastic progress along the way. Create competitions that start out easy and become progressively more challenging one week at a time. A sample challenge for weight loss clients might look like this:

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Clients can see where they stand on the scoreboard, and once the competition concludes, prizes can be awarded, either between the participants themselves (i.e. free dinner) or by the trainer/gym (i.e. free training session). The prize should be nominal, nothing fancy, as everyone involved knows that the goal is health- and weight-related, and squaring up against friends and acquaintances can be exciting in and of itself.

To illustrate, check out a recent healthy eating challenge that Sports Dietitian Andrew Pierce ran for the Columbia University Football Team.

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Nordic health care provider Attendo expanding the use of MealLogger to provide mobile lifestyle counseling for goups

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One of the largest health care providers in the Nordics, Attendo, has decided to expand the use of MealLogger as part of a new mobile group-based lifestyle prevention model in Finland. The model combines traditional group interventions with mobile coaching and peer support. While each group meeting is organized by a registered nurse, a dietitian provides virtual support to each group via MealLogger.

“Based on our pilot in the fall, we’re convinced that combining traditional group coaching with a solution that incorporates mobile technology and peer support, we can start offering our clients solutions that are modern and engaging, while also being cost-effective” says director Antti Raimovaara. Continue reading

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Cost-effective Mobile Lifestyle Intervention in a Primary Care Setting to Prevent Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus

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A mobile group intervention model was used in a primary care setting to deliver cost-effective mobile lifestyle counseling. During the 3 month intervention, study participants lost on average 4.6% of their body weight. Each group was lead by two nurses, who received mobile support from a dietitian. Continue reading

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Technology Updates

Introduction to Nutrition Programs

Nutrition Program screen shotNutrition Programs are now supported in the MealLogger 4 app. Nutrition Programs combined with our new serving tracking feature give professionals a means to publish guidelines for their clients to follow. Want your clients to eat more non-starchy vegetables? Add it as a required food type and let your clients self-report their activity. Continue reading

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Hear how The Fitness Edge uses MealLogger to help clients get better results through mobile nutrition coaching and peer support.

Testimonial: The Edge Fitness Clubs from MealLogger on Vimeo.

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Technology Updates

MealLogger 4.0 is here!

ML4.0.pngWe’re proud to introduce MealLogger version 4!  In a nutshell, MealLogger 4 has the same photo food journal features that you’ve come to expect combined with some new features we’re really excited about, especially the ability to Track Servings and to create Nutrition Programs based on servings.

 

 

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Virtual Coaching in Sports

Using MealLogger with a member of the New Zealand men’s field hockey team with limited in-person contact

Hockey balls during the Hockey Golden Summer Series - Black Sticks Men v Korea, Tauranga Hockey Centre, Blake Park, Mount Maunganui, New Zealand. Saturday 19 February 2011. Photo: Simon Watts/PHOTOSPORT

Photo: Simon Watts/PHOTOSPORT

This is a guest entry by Dane Baker, sports dietitian for High Performance Sport New Zealand.  

Part of my role with High Performance Sport New Zealand is as the lead nutrition provider for the New Zealand Men’s field hockey team, a game with extreme repeated high intensity running demands. This can be a challenging program to work with as the program is not centralized, which means our players aren’t located in one central location. We have players who play in Europe and Australia, and others who live in different parts of New Zealand. A challenge for players not based here in Auckland has always been tracking progress, creating accountability and improving nutritional knowledge without the face to face contact. Continue reading

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