Figure Facts Kids Nutrition
By Figure Facts LLC
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Figure Facts Kids - for ages 3 - 12
Eat to be the best you can be in school, at play and everyday! Use this app to enjoy the foods you crave while learning about the nutrition your body needs to grow. Add your favorite foods and use our database for your meal choices and snacks. Includes the Figurefacts® Club to share food intake with Mom, Dad or your favorite health professional.
Grow Up to Be Strong, Inside and Out
Discover your daily nutritional needs based on height, weight, age and activity
Use daily diary to monitor eating and make better choices
Explore the food database with thousands of items
Instantly access your favorite-food list
Track nutrient intake for optimal health
Monitor weight, fluids, activity and more
Receive alerts when calorie, cholesterol or sodium intake exceed 90% of daily needs
E-mail food diary and journal entries to friend, doctor or dietitian for enhanced
Get support from “Ask an RD” link
Difference from other apps
- Accessible without an Internet connection
- Designed to be fun and user-friendly
- Highlights heart-healthy foods
- Shows recommended daily food servings and exchanges
What's New in Version 1.0.3
Custom foods can now be deleted
Not so great
I downloaded this app because I was looking for a way to help keep track of my son's nutrition. I liked the fact that it kept track of the sugars, carbs, etc., and not just his calorie intake. I also liked that it made it easy for a kid to see how much of each food group he still needs to eat for that day, and that it let me know his recommended nutritional intake for his age, height, weight, etc.
However, it's difficult to use. I couldn't figure out how to switch meal times when adding lunch, dinner, etc. I had trouble looking up the different foods he's eaten (almost like the database of foods listed isn't very big). I had trouble adding new foods to the list and it seemed like a lot of work to do it. Also, maybe it's just me, but it seemed like it didn't register me touching the screen to select certain things all that well.
I don't know, maybe I'm just spoiled with the calorie tracker app I use for myself that has the option of scanning the product's barcode to add the nutritional info to the system or to create your own recipe option.
Works for Us
I looked all over for an app to help keep track of my son's dietary intake. He doesn't gain weight and so we are using it for likely a different purpose than most people. It gives us away for the school and us to keep track of his intake without having to send a notebook back and forth. I had to play with the app at first to get used to it and see what it all could do. It isn't overly user friendly, but if you have the patients to figure it out it works great. I had trouble trying to get past the first page until I realized the options on the bottom to choose. It is well worth it for us. I do wish it had an updated food database.
This is a scam
I found one that claimed to be for kids, "Figurefacts Kids" but it tracks like an adult. For example, one whole medium apple should be two servings of fruit, but it only gives credit for one. Plus it shows she needs 4 servings of fruit daily and she actually needs half of that. All of it is off like that by requiring way too much as far as portions and servings. Also, the choices are extremely limited and you have to add foods all the time, they didn't have "water" but they had wine, so clearly they just slapped "kids" label on the adult app, and it was a complete bust.
- Category: Health & Fitness
- Updated: Mar 01, 2013
- Version: 1.0.3
- Size: 10.6 MB
- Language: English
- Seller: Figure Facts, LLC
- © 2012
Compatibility: Requires iOS 4.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.