With the growing need to accurately collect and analyse nutrient and dietary data, innovative technologies become a staple solution to solve the common dilemmas with intake assessments - cue myfood24.
myfood24 has been validated against independent nutrient biomarkers, but what exactly are biomarkers? In this article we shed some light on what these biological markers are and why they can be so useful.
Since this is the season to be jolly, I thought you might be interested in our take on the ‘12 Days of Christmas’ (well the first 5 at any rate) using items found in myfood24.
Sustainability has never been more important, with plastics having a devastating impact on wildlife and the environment. Most of us saw David Attenborough’s Blue Planet II where an albatross tried to feed plastic to their chick thinking it was food. However this raises a question, does going plastic free have to be a trade off with nutrition?
Professor of Nutritional Epidemiology at the University of Leeds, Janet Cade, helps to shed some light on what an epidemiologist does and how data lies at the centre of it all.
A recent study assessed whether myfood24 could be useful tool to support weight loss through dietary self-monitoring.
Dietary self-management plays an important role in managing weight and has consistently been associated with weight loss. Self-monitoring involves an individual to observe and record their own behaviour which increases their awareness of that behaviour, this can present the opportunity to adjust their behaviour, in this case dietary ones, in order to achieve their weight goal. An important aspect of dietary self-monitoring is the duration and frequency of monitoring. A recent small-scale study aimed to assess whether self-monitoring dietary intake using myfood24 was suitable for individuals wishing to lose weight.