(November 8, 2013 NOTE: This blog post has been significantly updated since originally posted. You might want to also see these related blog posts: Holiday Baking- Does Your Choice of Flour Really Matter? Gluten-Free Update January 2012 Including Apps Gluten-Free Update Potpourri Gluten Free Update June 2012 November 2012 Potpourri: Gluten; Diabetes; 2013 Women’s Heart Health ) The holidays are exciting and everyone looks forward to them, although if you need to follow a special diet, it may be a bit disconcerting to think about how to handle a wide range of holiday situations. How do you deal with invitations to
Gluten Free Symbol ©Wegmans.com NOTE: June 25, 2012 updating to also mention the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics App: The Gluten Detective Supermarket Chains such as Wegmans are trying to make it easier for consumers to locate store brand products within their stores that are gluten free and are doing so often by using a nutrition key (related to the concepts of Nutrition Keys we wrote about at the end of last year in our two part article series “Healthy Eating Need Not Be Just A Fairy Tale”on 30Dec2011 and 31Dec2011). That blog series focused on nutrition labeling on the Front of Packages
Earlier this month, we mentioned in our December 2012 Potpourri blog post that an iPhone app was coming for the Low FODMAP Diet. That diet approach has come out of research work done at Monash University in Melbourne, Australia (designed to help manage gastrointestinal symptoms). On 17DEC2012, the researchers at Monash University in Australia sent out a press release about their new app called the Monash University Low FODMAP Diet (by CEMA, Monash University) which can be found in the iTunes Store. Graphic source: Dreamstime.com
It’s that time of year again–when people start out with a new set of New Year’s resolutions and then try to actually find a way to implement them. Without a plan and some good tools, that won’t be an easy task. In fact, they may unintentionally be setting themselves up for potential failure. You can check out a visual way to see what some of these resolutions might typically look like (A Guide to New Year’s Resolutions), by user Lee under Lifestyle at the Infographics & Data Visualization firm’s site known as visual.ly We can’t store any image from that site
There have been many kinds of storms including hurricanes, tornadoes, nor’easters & more over the years & such storm activity will continue in the future. One can’t stress enough how important it is to have an emergency plan of preparedness that includes a checklist for supplies & be ready at a moment’s notice to actually implement any such plan. Dietitians who operate feeding centers have to be prepared to serve thousands of meals, even if there is no power available and limited water supplies. We have personally experienced 11 days without power after a microburst storm hit our area back
•New or updated apps: The Gluten Detective (less than $3USD) version 1.0 by Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics compatible with iPhone, iPod touch and iPad. The app description states that it is designed as follows: “Gluten Detector tool helps you read labels and identify gluten-containing ingredients, FAQs on food labeling, gluten, celiac disease, and more. Create your own shopping list and e-mail it to friends or family. Tips on gluten-free grains, avoiding cross-contamination, and more. Link to the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics’ Find a Registered Dietitian.” Gluten Free Registry: version 2.0 under $2 USD by Gluten Free Registry LLC compatible with iPhone, iPod
Towards the end of 2011, 10 diabetes focus apps for the iPhone were reviewed by a member of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (known formerly as the American Dietetic Association). Below you will find those apps grouped based on how many stars out of a maximum rating of 5 the app received at that time. We’ll also mention some other apps we have found on the www that are NOT rated on behalf of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.
Lots of apps keep springing up or newer versions of existing ones might come to your attention over this New Year. Some might prove to be useful to you in your quest to implement any of YOUR New Year’s Resolutions. That’s why we are listing some more of them for you today.