Best of the Food Apps: Dana Farber “Ask the Nutritionist”

By Allison Mars, Dietetics Student, Sargent College

Every Wednesday this semester we will be posting about a new blog or cooking website that we love! The internet is filled with food websites, and our goal is to arm you with the “Best of the Food Web”!

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Proper nutrition can make a huge difference in the lives of cancer patients. Choosing the right foods can help alleviate some symptoms associated with treatment and can help promote recovery. Dana Farber Cancer Institute understands this and has a knowledgeable team of registered dietitians available to meet with their patients. Recently these dietitians, and nutrition department volunteers, worked with the marketing teams to develop an iPhone app. This app includes healthy recipes from the nutrition department website’s “Recipe of the Month”, and a section on questions to “Ask the Nutritionist”. These questions are user-submitted and cover a variety of topics.

Ask the Nutritionist

The “Ask the Nutritionist” questions cover many areas of nutrition and aren’t just cancer-related. Many talk about hot topics in the food world, address vitamin/supplements, and the list goes on and on. They are organized into different categories within the app, making it easy to search for what interests you. Try looking under “General food info” or “Food news and hot topics” to get started. If you’re curious about something you can also submit a question to the RDs through the app itself!

Recipe Finder

This app isn’t just for people who are undergoing cancer treatment. It can be used by anyone looking to find healthy recipes. The recipes are organized by food type, meal, and symptom management, making it easy to find exactly the kind of recipe you’re looking for. Although the symptoms used are those that commonly occur during chemotherapy, they can happen to anyone. Suffering from constipation, fatigue, diarrhea, or nausea and want to know what you can eat to help? This is the app for you. Each recipe also includes a little nutrition tip to give some insight into what makes it nutritious, or offers a tip on preparation.

Get the app for your iPhone today!

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Disclaimer: The Sargent Choice blog includes links to other websites only as information to consumers, not as medical advice. When you access an external website, keep in mind that Sargent Choice has no control over its content.  Sargent Choice is not responsible for the content found at any of the sites, nor do any links imply endorsement or promotion of the company/organization, its content, services, therapeutic treatment options, or products. Accordingly, you visit any site at your own risk.  Sargent Choice is also not responsible for the policies and practices of these sites, such as their Privacy Policy, use of “cookies”, etc. We encourage you to review the privacy policies of each site that you visit through a link on our website


3 Comments

Heating and Cooling Detroit posted on March 14, 2013 at 12:44 pm

Does the “Ask the Nutritionist” is free of charge? Honestly, this will be a great resource health website. I am happy to heard this news.

Sargent Choice Nutrition Center posted on March 14, 2013 at 4:30 pm

Yes, it is a free app that you can download on your phone!

Eric P. MBA/PA posted on March 17, 2013 at 7:38 pm

Thanks for the info, and its good to know the app is free! Searching for it now, as I want to install it on my wife’s phone to help her with her diet to ease her MS symptoms. Can’t thank you enough!

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