Slideshow: 27 mobile health tools for tracking food

By Jonah Comstock
10:39 am



The New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene has developed an app that allows cooks to enter a recipe and intended number of servings. The app will then calculate the estimated calories per serving. You can ask CalCutter to convert your recipe into a healthier dish by suggesting changes that could lower the calories. Recipes can be saved and emailed.

Bing Health and Fitness app

bing health and fitness

Microsoft added its own food tracker for its devices when it launched Bing Health and Fitness last year as part of its Windows 8.1 preview. The diet tracker application can identify foods, provide calorie counts and nutrition facts and show how much exercise is needed to burn off the calories. The nutrition tracker has more 200,000 foods cataloged and offers weekly or monthly reports with self customized nutrition goals.

GoMeals by Sanofi-Aventis

GoMeals Sanofi-aventis U.S.

GoMeals is notable not just for what it can do but for who's behind it. Sanofi Aventis is a major pharma company, and its nutrition tracker has recently expanded to include blood glucose logging as well. It tracks about 40,000 different foods and provides detailed nutrition information on each -- not just calories.


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