Dispelling nutrition myths, ranting, and occasionally, raving


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Follow Friday: @carrot_rewards

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A little change from the usual RD recommendations. Today I’m recommending the free app Carrot Rewards. It’s an easy way to earn points for making healthy choices that translate into real life rewards. There are simple little quizzes on things like nutrition and physical activity. There’s also a step-counter feature that can be connected to sync with a counter in your smart phone or fitbit.

You chose from their list of participating loyalty programs to decide where the points you earn will go. Personally, I’m collecting Scene points. If you want to sign-up and get bonus points (and get me bonus points too!) use the offer code dianac9618 when you register.

Apologies to all my readers outside of Canada. This app is currently only available to residents of select provinces in Canada. If Carrot Rewards is not currently available in your province you can email them at help@carrotrewards.ca and they’ll add you to a mailing list to notify you when the program becomes available in your area.

Disclaimer: I have no affiliation with Carrot Rewards and was not asked to promote their program. You too can get a bonus points referral code to invite friends after you sign-up.

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Follow Friday: @healthiqapp

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You guys, I am so addicted to this Health I.Q. app. Forget trivia crack. This is where it’s at. Just a bunch of nutrition and health-related quizzes. You earn points and see how you scored in comparison to everyone else. You can even redeem your points for healthish awards (I’ve got my eye on a three-month subscription to Nature Box). Questions are all vetted by healthcare professionals so they’re generally pretty good. If you do take exception to any of them you can dispute it after you answer. There are also discussion boards (which are not moderated by the healthcare professionals so don’t trust everything you read on them) where you can see tips from others and add your own on various topics. It’s a pretty fun way to test your knowledge and pick-up some new information while you’re at it.


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Follow Friday: @EWG’s Food Scores

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Interested in finding out how your food stacks up? Now you can check its “score” with a quick search on the Environmental Working Group’s Food Score page. Foods are rated based on three criteria: nutrition concerns, ingredient concerns, and processing concerns. They also have an iphone app available in the app store, an android app is coming soon. It’s an easy way to find out more information about your food.