SECTION 1: KEY FACTS AND FIGURES
Healthcare has gone digital. The 67.1% global penetration of smartphones and 77% smartphone penetration in the US as of 2019 suggests that consumers will demand more digital-based services, including innovative digital nutrition coaching services. The MealLogger platform supports clients outside of the clinical setting through their mobile device(s), enabling embedded peer support and helping physicians and dietitians form a complete picture of a client’s situation through monitoring diet and integrating it with other data sources including activity and sleep.
Here is some research that can help health and fitness professionals understand how MealLogger can help reach more clients and improve outcomes.
Efficacy of MealLogger as a Standalone Nutrition Solution
MealLogger has been deployed as a standalone solutions with various clients including public municipalities, private healthcare providers, and research universities.
Private Nordic Healthcare Provider - Attendo
The Intervention (white paper | blog post) demonstrated that combining traditional and virtual behavior modification can help overcome obstacles that previously prevented the implementation of effective weight loss and behavior modification programs in primary health care settings. Virtual peer support improves group coherence and enables group members to reach their goals. (n=26, adult)
University of Helsinki Study
The Intervention (white paper) Researchers from the University of Helsinki presented their findings of a four-week feasibility study at the Connected Health Symposium. The results showed that virtual peer support groups with overweight, diabetic men and women moderated by a nutrition professional using MealLogger can effectively promote healthy eating