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Sep 27, 2013

NYC Dept of Health and Mental Hygiene


For your diabetic patients who love to cook and are willing to experiment, you can now recommend this app courtesy of the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene. CalCutter allows them to enter their own recipes and intended number of servings. CalCutter will then calculate the estimated calories per serving. And patiients can ask CalCutter to convert the recipe into a healthier dish by suggesting changes that could lower the calories. Recipes can be saved and emailed.

Overall Impressions from Around the Web:

New Yorkers are a notoriously hard bunch to please and comments about this app are no exception. Some mentions of the wisdom of politicans investing tax dollars in an app that doesn’t work too well are among the observations. But kudos for the NYC government for at least trying. The app is new so hopefully they will get these issues ironed out and the app will start to do its job. The iOS version seems to be working slightly better. Anyway, it’s free, so your patients can always try it.

CalCutter icon(iOS)

CalCutter (Android)