DFMH iOS Apps

By Corey James, Instructional Development Services Graduate Assistant

Calorie Counter & Diet Tracker by MyFitnessPal is an iOS diet app that allows you to keep track of how many calories you are intaking throughout the day. It also keeps track of your daily exercises and computes the amount of calories burned from that exercise. After eating each food/meal it will tell you how many calories you still have left to consume to reach the recommended daily amount.

Download for FREE in iTunes:  https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/calorie-counter-diet-tracker/id341232718?mt=8

Pocket Dietitian is another iOS diet app that is mainly designed for anyone with Diabetes, Chronic Kidney Disease, End-Stage Renal Disease, Hypertension, High Cholesterol, and Obesity. It offers a dietary prescription based on a registered dietitian and a nephrologist.

Download for FREE in iTunes:  https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/pocket-dietitian/id548055109?mt=8

Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising is an iOS fashion app that helps you to keep track of daily updates on careers, the next generation of tastemakers, and a look at some of the most important garments in fashion history. Within the app you will find news blogs, fashion trends and FIDM events that the California private college keeps you informed on.

Download for FREE in iTunes:  https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/fidm-fashion-institute-design/id436694362?mt=8

Snapette is an iOS shopping app that helps you find designer fashion, shoes, and accessories from all over the world. This app will alert you about new stores opening up, special discounts and exclusive giveaways from over 750 designer brands and stores.

Download for FREE in iTunes:  https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/snapette-shopping-fashion/id447989461?mt=8

Hospitality iCoach is an iOS app that gives you several tips about on-the job tasks and guest service within the hospitality industry. This app offers hundreds of tips by selecting a category from the hospitality area and shaking your device to receive a new tip.

Download for FREE in iTunes:  https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/hospitality-icoach/id366676012?mt=8

Restaurant Hospitality is an iOS app that brings you news, ideas and trends for local and regional restaurant chains. With this app restaurateurs can improve their business with the latest news, trends and ideas in restaurant hospitality.

Download for FREE in iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/restaurant-hospitality/id627641937

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TechTip:  MyFitnessPal

By Paul Schouten, Instructional Development Services Lab Assistant

MyFitnessPal is an excellent way to track food intake as well as exercise. You have the ability to track how many calories you have taken in throughout the day, but another very helpful aspect of the mobile app is tracking daily macronutrients.

While viewing your food diary for the day, there is a place to view your detailed macronutrient intake of carbohydrates, protein, and fat for the day near the bottom right of the diary.

The icon looks like a small pie chart and upon opening this icon, you will be presented with a detailed view of your ratio of carbohydrates to protein to fats for the day. You can use this tool to track the percentages for each macronutrient per day.

While viewing the calorie breakdown for the day, you have the option to go further in depth to see exactly how much of each macronutrient, vitamins, and minerals you have had throughout the day. This is found near the top right of the calorie breakdown screen to the left of the pie chart icon.

This screen breaks down your nutrition for the day. From here, you can view how much of each part of your daily nutrition you have had throughout the day. It also breaks it down in terms of the goals you have set up and how much of each substance you need for the day to complete your goals.

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