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Mobile Apps & Tools

BMI Calculator (National Heart Lung and Blood Institute)

BMI Calculator is a reliable indicator of total body fat, which is related to the risk of disease and death. It is free for iOS.

Fooducate (Fooducate LTD)

Fooducate provides nutrition information about foods, grading products by nutrition and ingredients. Free for iOS and Android.

Lose It! (FitNow, Inc.)

Lose It! is a weight loss app that lets users set goals, create a calorie budget, and track food and exercise. Free for Android, iOS, Nook, and Kindle.

MyFitness Pal (MyFitnessPal, Inc.)

This app helps you succeed in your weight loss goals by tracking food and exercise. Free for iOS and Android. 

Target Weight for Teens (Tactio Health Group Inc.)

TargetWeight for Teens calculates teens' BMI and growth percentiles, sets goals, and tracks weight. Free for iOS.

Support Groups & Forums

These sites allow patients to discuss their experiences with illnesses, treatments, and other health matters. Any information or opinions posted are those of the forum users themselves and are not a substitute for professional medical advice.

Resources selected by Karen Crowell, Health Sciences Library, UNC-Chapel Hill.

August 6, 2014 - 9:12am