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MealLogger used in study of mobile phone nutrition app technology with International Rugby Union player

In an eight week study conducted on players from the highest tier of women’s rugby in England, athletes using MealLogger technology increased protein intake by 29% and increased energy intake by 9% while reducing skinfolds by 16% 

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3 Reasons Why Written Food Logs Are So Last Century

Counting calories is a time-consuming, soul-sucking practice that, despite being a common way to track eating, is not as beneficial as we might think – for professionals or for patients. There is value in having patients record the foods they eat, to understand what they are consuming and offer accountability, and it is critical that patients understand relative calories (like, high for brownies versus low for broccoli), but it’s not necessary that they record every single calorie they intake.

Most professionals know the drawbacks of written food logs, but let’s highlight the biggest ones here: 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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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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MealLogger Expanding Collaboration with Nutrition Core at Clinical Research Center, Brigham and Women’s Hospital

MealLogger and the Center for Clinical Investigations’ Nutrition Core at Brigham and Women’s Hospital have entered a new collaboration. The collaboration will allow the researchers at the Nutrition Core to utilize MealLogger in their ongoing research projects both to collect nutrition information from study participants and to use MealLogger to test remote nutrition interventions utilizing features such as peer support and nutrition challenges.

Recently,  Leigh Keating, MS, RD, LDN, CBDT, Director of Nutrition Research of Harvard Catalyst Clinical Research Center, Andrew McHill, PhD, post-doctoral fellow, and Elizabeth Klerman, MD, PhD, Associate Professor of Medicine, at Brigham and Women’s Hospital used MealLogger to examine diets of undergraduate students.

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Columbia Athletics Teams Up with MealLogger

We’re excited to bring to you a guest post from Columbia University Athletics Sports Nutritionist Andrew James Pierce, who uses MealLogger to coach his NCAA Division 1 athletes.

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Background

On my never-ending quest to improve the quality of my athletes’ diets, I introduced 22 Varsity Football players to MealLogger this spring. I explained that they’d go head-to-head in a healthy eating challenge where I’d establish goals, they’d do their best to follow them, I’d score them on their dietary compliance, and we’d find a winner. Curious about what laid ahead, they agreed and I set up their daily goals and scoring system.

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