Rigorously field-tested by more than 250 nutrition professionals & registered dietitians


Validation through Practice

  • Our meal planning software is developed by registered dietitians and university professors of nutrition science.
  • This professional expertise drives the artificial intelligence engine that we use to generate personalized meal plans. Each plan is tailored to individual preferences and health objectives set by customers themselves – or by their healthcare professionals.
  • Our software has been rigorously field-tested by more than 250 nutrition professionals and registered dietitians. We use this highly valuable insight to continually optimize our product.

Validation through Science

  • We base our dietary guidelines and meal plans on recommendations by the Food and Nutrition Board of the National Academy of Sciences and the US Department of Health and Human Services.
  • Our nutrition experts take into account advances tied to peer-reviewed research.
  • Our childhood obesity eradication technology is driven by extensive research. We use this research to design effective clinical interventions and patient-centered user experiences.

Sample of Research Base

​LeRouge, C. , K. Dickhut, C. Lisetti, S. Sangameswaran, T. Malasanos. Engaging Adolescents in a Computer Based Weight Management Program: Avatars and Virtual Coaches Could Help, Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association, (2015). DOI: 10.1093/jamia/ocv078.

Knoblock-Hahn, A, LeRouge, C, Dickhut, K, Jain, S, Malasanos, T, Barriers and Benefits to CHT Use in Overweight and Obese Adolescents, American Medical Informatics Association, WISH, 2014.

C. LeRouge, T. Malasanos and K. Dickhut “Using Avatars To Engage Overweight And Obese Adolescents In An App-based Telehealth Weight Management Program” 2014 20th Annual International Meeting and Exposition of the American Telemedicine Association, Los Angeles, CA, May (2014).

LeRouge, C, Dickhut, K, Malasanos, T, Lisetti, C, McAfee, F, Designing User-Centered Apps for Overweight and Obese Adolescents within the Chronic Care Model. American Telemedicine Association Annual Meeting (2014), http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/jamia/ocv078.

Malasanos, T, LeRouge, C, Lisetti, C Engaging Teens in a Computer Based Weight Management Program: Avatars Could Help, Pediatric Academic Society Annual Conference, (2014). https://wish2014.files.wordpress.com/2014/10/sub-13-wish-absract-avatars-2014_09_26.pdf

LeRouge, C., K. Dickhut, A. Knoblock-Hahn, S. Jain, T. Malasanos, H. Kimanthi. “Tech Over Teen: UCD Requirements for Self-Management Technology Tools for Adolescent Overweight & Obesity” 6th Annual Washington University Public Health Conference – Weighing In: The Public Health Impact & Promise of Science in Addressing Obesity, St Louis, MO, October (2013).

Lehmkuhl, H. D., Storch, E. A., Cammarata, C., Rahman, O., Silverstein, J., Malasanos, T., Geffken, G. Telehealth Behavior Therapy for the Management of Type 1 Diabetes in Adolescents, J Diabetes Sci Technol. January (2010); 4(1): 199–208. DOI: 10.1177/193229681000400125.

Malasanos T, ANALYSIS: Mobile Phones Integrated into Diabetes Management: A Logical Progression, J Diabetes Sci Technol. January (2008); 2(1): 154–155. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2769702/pdf/dst-02-0154.pdf

Lehmkuhl, H. D., Storch, E. A., Geffken, G. R., Duke, D., Keeley, M., Jacobs, M., Silverstein, J. H., Malasanos, T., Paradoa, M. An update on a behavioral telehealth intervention for adolescents with poorly controlled type I diabetes. Poster presented at the 21st Century Community Learning Centers Annual Spring Conference, Daytona, FL. (2007).

Malasanos T, Geffken GR. Telehealth intervention for adolescents with type 1 diabetes. J Pediatr. 148(5):707-8. May (2006).

Malasanos T, Stein JM, Patel B, Youngblade LM, Sloyer P. Smartphone Adaptation of Outpatient New Onset Diabetes Care and Education. Scientific Proceedings of Therapeutic Patient Education, 27 (2006).

Storch, E. A., Geffken, G., Adkins, J., Duke, D., Kiker, K., Malasanos, T., & Silverstein, J. Wait-list controlled trial of telehealth behavior therapy: Preliminary results. Scientific Proceedings of Therapeutic Patient Education, 68 (2006).

Malasanos T. Telemedicine for Diabetes Care, Disease Management and Health Outcomes. vol. 14, issue 3, pages 147-150, (2006).

Malasanos, T. FITE diabetes: Florida initiative in telehealth and education. Approach to diabetes care for children. Pract Diab Int, 22: 206a (2005). doi: 10.1002/pdi.817

Malasanos T, Burlingame J, Youngblade L, Patel B, Muir A, Knowledge Improvement with Web-based Diabetes Education Program: Brainfood. Platform presentation American Diabetes Association 65th Scientific Sessions. Diabetes Suppl. June (2005).

Malasanos T. Analysis; Automated Messaging System for Diabetes: An Ounce of Prevention Diabetes Technology and Therapeutics, Volume 7, Number 5, (2005).

Malasanos T, Burlingame J, Youngblade L, Patel B, Muir A; FITE Diabetes Improved Access to Sub-specialist Care by Telemedicine. J Telemed Telecare Apr, Vol. 11, No. 2: p. 195 (2005). http://dx.doi/10.1258/1357633054461624 Platform presentation at American Telemedicine Association April 17-21, 2005.

Malasanos T, (FITE Diabetes) Florida Initiative in Telehealth and Education: Approach to Diabetes Care for Children. Practical Diabetes International July/August Vol. 22 No. 6, p. 206a (2005).