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My KANA – A mobile app to promote healthy eating in the South Pacific

Totaram, Rajneel and Chief, Irene M. Yee and Khan, Mohammad G.M. and Jione, Mojito and Sarai, Vulori and Kama, Ateca and Deo, Alvinia and Naika, Asaeli and Taukei, Jowalesi (2018) My KANA – A mobile app to promote healthy eating in the South Pacific. UNSPECIFIED.

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    Abstract

    The My Kana mobile app was designed to help people of the South Pacific to practise healthy eating and addresses the shortcomings of the existing calorie counter/diet tracker apps. The My Kana app is designed to be fully functional without requiring an Internet connection; thus enabling people in remote areas to use it without difficulty. In addition, the My Kana app includes a comprehensive food database sourced from the Pacific Islands Food Composition Tables (http://www.fao.org/docrep/007/y5432e/y5432e00.htm), and the Fiji Shop Survey 2010 (C-POND); offering foods that are familiar to people in the South Pacific countries. My Kana app places emphasis on eating balanced meals and correct portion sizes rather than worrying about weighing foods and counting calories. My Kana takes the innovative approach of categorising a user’s food consumption into the three main food groups – Health food, Body Building and Energy Giving food – and comparing against the Healthy Plate requirements

    Item Type: Other
    Subjects: T Technology > T Technology (General) > T201 Patents. Trademarks
    Divisions: Faculty of Arts, Law and Education (FALE) > School of Education
    Centre for Flexible Learning (CFL)
    Faculty of Science, Technology and Environment (FSTE) > School of Computing, Information and Mathematical Sciences
    Depositing User: Irene Chief
    Date Deposited: 31 Oct 2018 11:01
    Last Modified: 31 Oct 2018 11:01
    URI: http://repository.usp.ac.fj/id/eprint/11088
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