The Vegan Society have launched a new app called VNutrition, aimed at new and current vegans looking to track the nutrients that they are getting. The app was developed with the charity’s in-house registered dietician, Heather Russell, who specialises in vegan nutrition and is the only registered dietician employed by a vegan organisation in the UK.
Speaking about the new app, Heather said: “The Vegan Society is striving to provide high quality and accessible information about nutrition, and I’m delighted to have been involved in developing VNutrition.
“Our alliance with the British Dietetic Association shows just how committed we are to providing a reliable education about vegan nutrition and sharing the message that well-planned vegan diets can support healthy living in people of all ages.
“The app is based on UK guidelines about healthy eating and the best available evidence around vegan nutrition, and we hope it will help a large number of vegans and the vegan-curious.”
The app has useful checklists, hints, illustrations and graphs to show your progress day-to-day. Checklists help with ensuring you’re eating your recommended five a day, hitting targets for protein, calcium and omega-3 fat.
If the data you input into the app calculates that you’re lacking certain nutrients, it can recommend supplementation that can be bought via the app. The personlised tips for area of improvement help identify the foods you should be eating and the right quantities.
The app is easy to use and can be downloaded from the App Store and Google Play free of charge.