Food Journaling in Healthie
Within their Healthie portal, clients can log photos of their meals, and note indicators such as meal healthiness, hungriness, mood, and more. Providers have the ability to comment on and react to
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Food Journal Feature: Client Settings
Here you can see an example of "Food Journal" settings within Healthie, with the available settings options that can be enabled/disabled. These settings can be adjusted on an individual, group, or global level. Read more here about adjusting settings for client journaling.
When checked, the eating disorder setting will turn off a client’s ability to log metrics, activity, nutrient data, notes, or meal healthiness. You can read more about setting up Healthie to work with eating disorder clients here.
Available Food Journal Settings
Food Photos & Description
Clients can take photos of their food from the app or upload images from their computer to the web portal to log photos of their meals. They can then add a “comment,” which most clients use to describe their meal. However, clients have the option to leave the photo blank, and only provide a comment, in instances where they perhaps forgot to capture a photo of their meal.
With Healthie’s integration with the USDA Food database, clients can add nutrient information regarding their meals. They can also mark an entry as a meal or a snack. Read more on nutrient tracking within Healthie here.
Clients can log their perceived healthiness of their meal, using simple emojis for a quick-logging experience.
- Not healthy
To capture general hunger levels from clients, this setting will prompt clients to provide their hunger level as:
- Not hungry
- Somewhat hungry
- Very hungry
Pre-Meal Hunger and Post-Meal Fullness
To capture detailed hunger levels, clients can designate pre- and post- meal hungriness on a scale of 1 - 10, which is shown as a numerical indicator to you as a provider (e.g., 3 > 7)
- 1 = Ravenous
- 2 = Over-hungry
- 3 = Strong signals to eat, hungry
- 4 = Slight hungry
- 5 = Neutral, not hungry or full
- 6 = Slightly satisfied
- 7 = Fully satisfied
- 8 = A little overfull
- 9 = Stuffed
- 10 = Sick, painful
Emotions Surrounding Meal
In another quick-emoji style, clients can be prompted to select a mood associated with their meal.
Thoughts After Eating
This provides a free-text box that your client can provide more detailed reflections or insights surrounding their meal. This is generally viewed as separate from the "Comment" box, which is usually designated as a place to provide a description of their meal.
Save as Meal
Your clients have the option to save their meals, so that, in they case they eat the same meal multiple times, they can easily re-log meals in the future. They can give their meal a name as well.