Practice Application Topics of Professional Interest| Volume 114, ISSUE 1, P15, January 2014

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Nutrition Apps: Opportunities to Guide Patients and Grow Your Career

Published:December 14, 2013DOI:
      Software applications (apps) available for download onto electronic devices number in the hundreds of thousands, changing daily. As software programs, these apps range from the simplest of free calculators and games to those purchased, and operate on tablets, mobile phones, and desktop computers. Peggy Turner, MS, RD, chair of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics' (Academy's) Informatics Committee, describes the ever-growing number of programs as an opportunity for engaging patients/clients. Not all of these programs on the market offer sound, evidence-based nutrition information, hence the need and opportunity for the profession to help guide patients.
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