Tracking Your Meals and Snacks

The Fruit Street app includes a food journal feature in which you can take an Instagram-style photo of your food and provide a brief description in a text box next to the picture. Your coach provides feedback and comments on the photos between Fruit Street classes. The app also includes a fruit and vegetable counter which tracks how many servings of Fruits and vegetables you included with each meal and overall per day to help reach the recommended 5-9 daily servings of fruit & vegetables.

 

Please note that you must use the Fruit Street mobile application to enter your meals. 

On an Apple Device:

  • Click on "Log a Meal"
    • This will open your mobile device camera where you can either:
  • Take a photo of your meal or
  • Choose a photo from your photo gallery

On an Android Device:

  • Click on "Log a Meal"
    • This will open a drop-down list where you can either:
  • Take a photo of your meal or
  • Choose a photo from your photo gallery

Once you have taken a photo or picked one from your photo gallery, you will see a comment box to add a description of your meal. You can then click on the Upload button and your photo will be uploaded to your Scale Back account for your coach to view and make comments on. 

 

What about tracking calories?

Fruit Street does not have a nutrient database integrated into its program at this time. This is because the DPP encourages focusing on the quality of food choices and practicing mindful eating which has been shown to lead to lead to weight loss and improved health.

We understand that tracking calories and intake of other nutrients is a helpful tool for some people, so we are working on incorporating this feature in the future. In the meantime, if you would like to track the specific nutrient content of your foods, you can utilize the food logging function in your Fitbit app or online account.

While we encourage participants to explore whatever options appeal to them, research shows that it is not necessary to track specific nutrients in order to experience the benefits associated with logging your intake.

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