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Your Tip of the Day

January 15, 2013 by Andrea Godfreyson, Registered Dietitian

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I was sitting at my desk about to write a blog post about breakfast ideas when my daily tip from the eaTipster app popped up on my iPhone. I had to smile as it linked to a recipe that would make a great base for a quick breakfast - pumpkin raisin muffins.

It seems like there’s an app (mobile application) for everything. I did a search on the app store for “nutrition” apps and found 1,156 results (and counting). The tricky part is finding the ones that have current, trustworthy and relevant information that’s actually useful.

I like the free eaTipster app for iPhone from Dietitians of Canada. It’s quick, easy to read and provides evidence-based nutrition information.

Once a day this app sends you a healthy eating tip. To help put the tip into action, each tip provides a link to a recipe or a resource. You can make a tip a “favourite” which stores it for you to look at later. You can also easily share tips you like with friends through Facebook, Twitter, text message or email.

The reviews for the app are good and one reviewer had the idea to set the app to send the tip first thing in the morning to start off the day. Perfect. While eating breakfast (now I want a pumpkin raisin muffin, piece of cheese and some fruit) you can digest the tip of the day.

What nutrition apps do you find useful? At HealthLink BC we have a team of dietitians that are here to answer your nutrition questions. If you have questions about the nutrition information in a nutrition app or any other nutrition question for that matter, give us a call at 8-1-1.

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