Nutrition check on the go
The new app „Food Navi - coeliac“ helps users suffering from coeliac disease achieve a wholesome nutrition. The goal is to eliminate gluten from the diet in order to prevent of the intestinal mucosa as well as the interference of resorption of nutrients, respectively to facilitate the healing of the intestinal mucosa.
After entering the personal profile including gender, age, body weight and physical activity level, as well as the type of diet (mixed, vegetarian or vegan) the program calculates an optimal ratio between the different food groups - represented in a nutrition circle.
Based on the recorded food intake of a full week the app displays on a color bar whether or not the intake is optimal or if there is a need for improvement.
The optimum is based on the UGB's Healthy-Eating-Index (HEI-UGB). This index differs from other scoring systems as it calculates the optimal intake amounts from the different food groups instead of being based on single nutrients.
A health assessment is established based on the difference from the optimal amounts. A smiley indicates, whether the user's food intake was well during the week or if there is a need for improvement.
Every food group is accompanied by info material and notes about its climate impact, as well as diet specific information. Foods that may contain gluten and should not be eaten if suffering from coeliac disease are marked red.
"FoodNavi - coeliac" has been developed for iOS in cooperation with nutritionists and dieticians, as well as with competent institutions.