Email Learning with Laura. Palm Tip: Adding Notes to
jlarsen at dietitian.com
Wed Apr 10 14:24:55 PDT 2002
Recently I researched this topic for a presentation I did on hand held
nutrition applications. There are 2 hand held options. Hand held
nutrition software is good in that it allows the user to monitor food
intake while eating rather than after the fact on a home computer.
First is Bee Line Shopper at www.beelineshopper.com which offers a bar code
scanner for generating healthier shopping lists. This company uses the
MFit U of MI criteria for generating better food choices compared to foods
scanned and allows users to choose any of 6 nutritional concerns (calories,
carbohydrates, fat, cholesterol, sodium, fiber). All you do is scan the
bar code of a food package that you want to add to your shopping
list. Then the bar code scanner is connected to your computer via a USB or
serial cable so that your scanned foods can be uploaded to the Bee Line web
site. After a quick moment, a shopping list with healthier choices is
generated which can be printed and saved for the use in future shopping
lists. This site also has over 65,000 recipes that can be added to your
Second option is BalanceLog by HealtheTech at www.healthetech.com. This
software runs on a Palm operating system hand held like Palm or HandSpring
and will track food and exercise activities while generating weight and
exercise goals. The Palm software interfaces with a Windows and web
versions that have larger databases. Windows and web software allows
printing out menus for food that has been or will be eaten though it
doesn't generate shopping lists or recipes management.
Menu development for all nutrition software is still dependent on the user
picking a food, portion and amount to add to a future meal.
Joanne Larsen MS RD LD
At 01:12 PM 4/10/2002 -0400, you wrote:
> Are there any nutrition porgrams that you know of for a palm pilot--
> any for professionals or for the client.
> A client I have is a busy college dean and would like something that
> might be available for printing out menus and shopping list for weight
> Karen Franey, RD
> The Reading Hospital and Medical Center
> Reading, PA
>From: Laura Larsson
>[<mailto:larsson at u.washington.edu>mailto:larsson at u.washington.edu]
>Sent: Monday, April 08, 2002 1:16 PM
>To: Public Health Nutrition Discussion and Information Group
>Subject: Email Learning with Laura. Palm Tip: Adding Notes to Addresses
>More Palm tips for those using these devices.
>Adding Notes to Address Book Entries
>When I meet someone virtually or in the flesh, I like to add a
>note about them in my address book to remind me why I think
>they're important in my life. If I forget to add a note in the
>flurry of introductions (or during the beaming of our business
>cards to each other) I can add a note later. Here's how.
>Tap on your address book icon. Now tap to the right of the
>name/phone number in the blank space there. Voila, an empty note
>will appear and you can add the date and whatever information is
>pertinent. I occasionally add keywords and I always add
>Categories to each record. Very useful for sorting folks even if
>the categories are large ones.
>Also, when I talk on the phone, I open the Palm desktop, find
>that person's record, and update it as we talk. In addition, I
>can cut and paste the relevant sections from email messages into
>his/her record on the Palm desktop and then hotsync the updated
>content onto my handheld. This saves a lot of Graffiti-ing. I can
>use Find to track down that person by content or keyword if I
>forget who it was that I needed to contact on a various project.
>Find (the magnifying glass icon, bottom right of your device) is
>a VERY useful tool if you have a nearly full PDA (as I often do).
>NLM Informatics Fellow, OHSU
>Health Services, Box 357660
>University of Washington
>Seattle, WA 98195
>larsson at u.washington.edu
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>"The illiterate of the 21st century will not be those who cannot
>write, but those who cannot learn, unlearn, and relearn. " Alvin
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