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Obesity has become a public health crisis in the United States. 68% of men and 64% of women in the United States are considered overweight or obese. Obesity is being addressed through a variety of strategies, the use of mobile apps is a relatively new development that could prove useful in helping people to develop healthy dietary habits. Tracking the consumption of certain foods and drinks may potentially help individuals achieve an improved understanding of their dietary patterns. The goal of this project was to develop and provide educational materials on the use of MyFitnessPal to patients seeking dietary advice.
Rutland Community Health Center
Obesity, diet, health, Vermont
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Barnum, Michael S., "Promoting weight-loss via smartphone health applications (MyFitnessPal)" (2020). Family Medicine Clerkship Student Projects. 610.